Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the sixth most populous city in the United States. It is the fifth largest metropolitan area and fourth largest urban area by population in the United States, the nation's fourth largest consumer media market as ranked by the Nielsen Media Research, and the 49th most populous city in the world. It is the county seat of Philadelphia County.
A central city in the birth of American history and the United States' first capital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the nation's sixth most populous city. It is located in the south-eastern corner of Pennsylvania, with Camden, New Jersey to the east, just over the Delaware River.New York bouquets for Nézet-Séguin. [04/2017]
Yannick Nézet-Séguin's late-in-the-season return Tuesday night to the Metropolitan Opera conducting Wagner's The Flying Dutchman wasn't initially planned to be the operatic event that it turned into. But there he was, making his first appearance there since being named music director designate last summer. So all ears were on him.
Not just a nickname, "Philadelphia" literally means "Brotherly Love" in Greek. William Penn named the city in 1682. The city is recognized as a strong candidate global city.
Philadelphia is home to several historic sites of national importance, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Second Continental Congress met and the Declaration of Independence was signed. The Philadelphia Art Museum holds major works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cezanne. In front of the museum are the steps made famous by Sylvester Stallone in Rocky.