Philadelphia, often called Philly, is the largest city
A: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
It’s the sixth largest city in what?
A: The U.S..
It’s the second largest city in the Northeast
megalopolis behind what city?
A: New York City.
It’s the 68th largest city in what?
A: The world.
Since 1854, the city has had the same geographic
boundaries as what?
A: Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania.
It’s the urban core of the Delaware Valley, the
nation's seventh largest and world's 35th-largest metropolitan region, with
how many residents as of 2020?
A: 6.096 million residents.
The city's population as of the 2020 census was what?
Philadelphia was founded in 1682 by whom?
A: William Penn, an English Quaker.
The city served as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony
A: During the British colonial era.
Philadelphia went on to play a historic and vital role
in the 18th century as what?
A: The central meeting place for the nation's founding fathers whose plans and actions in Philadelphia ultimately inspired and resulted in the American Revolution.
Philadelphia hosted the first what in 1774?
A: Continental Congress.
Philadelphia hosted the Second Continental Congress
during which the founders did what?
A: Signed the Declaration of Independence.
Once the Revolutionary War commenced, both the Battle
of Germantown and the Siege of Fort Mifflin were fought where?
A: Within Philadelphia's city limits.
The U.S. Constitution was later ratified in
Philadelphia at what?
A: The Philadelphia Convention of 1787.
Philadelphia remained the nation's largest city until
1790, when it was surpassed by what city?
A: New York City.
It served as the nation's first capital from May 10,
1775 until when?
A: December 12, 1776 and on four subsequent occasions during and following the American Revolution.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, Philadelphia became a
A: A major national industrial center and railroad hub.
Its industrial jobs attracted whom?
A: European immigrants.
Most of the immigrants initially came from where?
A: Germany and Ireland, the two largest reported ancestry groups in the city as of 2015.
Later immigrant groups in the 20th century came from
A: Italy and other Southern European and Eastern European countries.
In the early 20th century, Philadelphia became a prime
destination for whom?
A: African Americans during the Great Migration after the American Civil War.
Puerto Ricans began moving to the city in large numbers
during what period?
A: During the period between World War I and II, and in even greater numbers in the post-war period.
The city's population doubled from one million to two
million people between what years?
A: 1890 and 1950.
Philadelphia has more outdoor what than any other
A: Sculptures and murals.