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Philadelphia Quick Facts

  • Population: 1.57 Million
  • Professional Sports Teams: 7
  • Nickname: City of Brotherly Love
  • Famous Landmark: The Liberty Bell

Other Philadelphia Facts

First Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo was the first zoo in the United States.

First Electronic Computer
Philadelphia was home to the first electronic computer (1946)

Largest Sculptor Work
Philadelphia has the largest collection of sculptor work outside of Paris.

Largest Municipal Building
City Hall is the largest municipal building in the country.

First Stock Exchange
The first stock exchange in America was in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia By the Numbers

Year Of

Year Philadelphia was founded

Sq Miles

Size (in square miles) of Philadelphia


Height (in feet) of Philadelphia City Hall


Number of tourists in Philadelphia in 2017

Sq. Miles

Number of colleges and universities in Philadelphia