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About Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is the fifth-most-populous city in the United States, with a population of 1,526,006, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Popular nicknames for Philadelphia are Philly and The City of Brotherly Love.


The city is known for its hoagies, scrapple, soft pretzels, water ice, Tastykake, and is home to the cheesesteak. Be sure a visit the two most famous cheesesteak vendors in Philly, Pat's and Geno's.  These two vendor have a highly publicized rivalry and are located across the street from each other on 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia.


Education in Philadelphia is provided by many private and public institutions. The School District of Philadelphia runs the city's public schools. The Philadelphia School District is the eighth largest school district in the United States with 163,064 students in 347 public and charter schools. 

Philadelphia has the second-largest student concentration on the East Coast, with over 120,000 college and university students enrolled within the city and nearly 300,000 in the metropolitan area. There are over 80 colleges, universities, trade, and specialty schools in the Philadelphia region. The city contains three major research universities: the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Temple University; and the city is home to five schools of medicine: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, and the University of Pennsylvania.


July averages 77.6 °F (25.3 °C), although heat waves accompanied by high humidity are frequent with highs above 95 °F (35 °C). 
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