Philadelphia

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The capital city of Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia is the largest city  in Pennsylvania and the 6th most populous city in the United States.

In 2008, the population of the city proper was estimated to be over 1.4 million. The city is the nation’s fourth-largest consumer media market as ranked by the Nielsen Media Research. It is the county seat of Philadelphia County.  Popular nicknames for Philadelphia include Philly and The City of Brotherly Love.

A commercial, educational, and cultural center, the city was once the second-largest in the British Empire after London.  Later it became the social and geographical center of the original 13 American colonies. Ben Franklin took a large role in Philadelphia’s early rise to prominence. It was in this city that many of the ideas, and subsequent actions, gave birth to the American Revolution and American Independence, making Philadelphia a centerpiece of early American history.  Philadelphia served as one of the nation’s many capitals during the Revolutionary War and after. Following the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, it was the temporary national capital from 1790 to 1800 while Washington, DC was under construction.

Philadelphia is home to a good number of Italian immigrants.  Many come from the Teramo and Abruzzo areas of central Italy.  Information concerning this their life in Philadelphia is available from a number of sources:

info@heartofitaly.net – Abruzzo tours
http://www.mammamaria.info/ – Teramo owner
http://www.lalocandapa.com/ – Teramo owner
http://www.pastaplusrestaurant.com/trip/index.php – Teramo/Pescara owner
http://www.dbtailors.com/about.html – Teramo owner
http://marialiberati.com – cooking lessons
http://www.heartofitaly.net/ – Italy tours
http://www.phillyitalianmarket.com/index.html Italian market

To the south of Philadelphia lie the towns of Penns Grove, Pennsville, and Carneys Point.

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