Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ZipTipz Philadelphia Travel Guide

Welcome to Philadelphia, birthplace of the Declaration of Independence, home to some of the finest restaurants in the country, plenty of museums and nightlife, and a growing reputation for 21st century technologies.

District Guide

The first thing visitors discover about Philadelphia is that it's a walking town. You'll find most places are within a mile of City Hall. Stroll on pleasant, tree-lined streets that display a rich mix of architecture ranging from Colonial to Victorian to Bauhaus, sometimes all presented within...

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Historical Background

William Penn (1644-1718) arrived in 1681 from a London that had recently burned and was just discovering sanitary plumbing. He wanted Philadelphia to be "a greene Country Towne, which will never be burnt, and allways be wholsome." Founded on Quaker principles of tolerance and harmonious living,...

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Where To Stay

Opening the new convention center a few years ago caused a hotel building boom that nearly tripled the number of accommodations overnight. Everything is available, from five-star luxury suites to family bargains at inexpensive motels. Bed-and-breakfast establishments can put you in a quiet cozy...

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Dining and Drinking

If every museum, business, historic site and theater in town burned down overnight, you could still have a terrific trip to Philadelphia simply by eating.

Browse through the categories on this website to see the extraordinary variety. Many of the high-end restaurants are grouped along Walnut...

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Philadelphia has a history of introducing new entertainment to the rest of the country. Broadway shows used to regularly try out their material here before moving on to New York. The popular television show, "American Bandstand" originated here and introduced rock and roll to millions of American...

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Recommended Tours

Like most cities, Philadelphia has invisible layers of history running through the streets. Decide what you're looking for on a particular day and then everywhere you look it will seem there are examples of it to see, like a game of "Where's Waldo?" that's put together specifically for yo...

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ZipTipz facts about Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia is located in PHILADELPHIA and DELAWARE counties, in the state of Pennsylvania. It includes the following ZIP codes within its boundaries: 19019, 19092, 19093, 19099, 19101, 19102, 19103, 19104, 19105, 19106, 19107, 19108, 19109, 19110, 19111, 19112, 19113, 19114, 19115, 19116, 19118, 19119, 19120, 19121, 19122, 19123, 19124, 19125, 19126, 19127, 19128, 19129, 19130, 19131, 19132, 19133, 19134, 19135, 19136, 19137, 19138, 19139, 19140, 19141, 19142, 19143, 19144, 19145, 19146, 19147, 19148, 19149, 19150, 19151, 19152, 19153, 19154, 19155, 19160, 19161, 19162, 19170, 19171, 19172, 19173, 19175, 19176, 19177, 19178, 19179, 19181, 19182, 19183, 19184, 19185, 19187, 19188, 19191, 19192, 19193, 19194, 19195, 19196, 19197, 19244, and 19255.

According to the United States Census 2000 data, Philadelphia has a population of 1,518,049. There are 662,057 households in the city with an average of 2.29 persons per household.

Some additional information about Philadelphia, based on United States Census 2000 data:

  • Time zone: GMT-5 (observes Daylight Savings Time)
  • Latitude/Longitude: 40.11691 / -75.01428
  • Elevation: 9 feet
  • County area: 319 square miles
  • Average house value: $65,435
  • Income per household: $30,919

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania. The city is colloquially referred to as Philly, and known as The City of Brotherly Love (from Greek: Φιλαδέλφεια, /ˈdɛl.fɛj.a/, "brotherly love" from philos "loving" and adelphos "brother"). It is the fifth most populous city in the United States and the largest in population and area in Pennsylvania.

The population of the city (at the 2000 census) was 1,517,550 though 2005 U.S. Census estimates a population of 1,463,281. Philadelphia is the second-largest city on the U.S. East Coast, and a major commercial, educational, and cultural center for the nation. Philadelphia is only 46 miles from the southwestern fringe of New York City (while the downtowns are approximately 80 miles apart).

The Philadelphia metropolitan area is the fourth largest in the U.S. by the current official definition, with some 5.8 million people.

Philadelphia is one of the oldest and most historically significant cities in the United States. During part of the 18th century, the city was the first capital and most populous city of the United States, and the second largest English speaking city in the world after London. At that time, it eclipsed Boston and New York City in political and social importance, with Benjamin Franklin taking a large role in Philadelphia's rise.

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