Philadelphia is one of the few large cities in the United States to have an old and well-preserved city centre. 16 images of Philadelphia city center - city tour
The downtown high-rise buildings house office headquarters of major regional, national, and international corporations, as well as the research facilities of some of the country's leading pharmaceutical, computer, and technology-based companies.
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Philadephia is an important city for American history: it was in fact to be the first capital city of the colonial states after their rebellion against the British government as well as being the birthplace of several famous men like Franklin, Jefferson and Washington. In any case, "old", in the United States means that the historic buildings mostly date from the 18th century at the earliest.
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Scattered throughout the city's neighborhoods are a variety of industrial plants, manufacturing such items as transportation equipment, containers, printed materials, and fabricated metals. Ice cream, baked goods, and other food products are also made here. Six medical schools, numerous colleges and universities, and private research firms provide the impetus and facilities for major research activities in science, technology, medicine, economics, communications, and architecture.
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The city's population decreased from 1,688,210 in 1980 to 1,585,577 in 1990; however, the population of the metropolitan area, which includes cities such as Wilmington, Delaware, and Trenton, New Jersey, increased from 5,649,000 in 1980 to 5,893,000 in 1990.
The city lies about 160 km (about 100 mi) inland from the Atlantic Ocean and is situated approximately halfway between New York City and Washington, D.C.
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