Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The largest city in Pennsylvania, founded by William Penn in 1682 during the U.S. Colonial period. Philadelphia is popularly known as the “city of brotherly love” from the Greek translation of the name. It is located in eastern Pennsylvania between two rivers, the Delaware and the Schuylkill. The U.S. Declaration of Independence (1776) and Constitution (1787) were signed in Philadelphia.

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