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Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is located at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill meet and has a population of approx. 1.5 million (2010). If it is estimated metropolitan area population rises to nearly 6 million.
Philadelphia is often called “The City of Brotherly Love”, because the city name simply translates to “brother love”.
Philadelphia was founded by William Penn in 1682, and thus the nation’s oldest city. It otherwise has an important significance in American history, because the U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed here in 1776. This has also given the city the nickname “The Birthplace of America”.
The most famous sight in Philadelphia, the American Liberty Bell, who called the message of the American independence in 1776, and every 4 July (at the Independence Day), this time becoming an important feature.
Otherwise Philadelphia definitely a cultural city, has several art museums, and regular concerts and theater performances to offer.An attraction with special link to children’s amusement park “Sesame Place Theme Park” – which is built around the TV series which in Norwegian is known as “Sesame Street.”
There is also plenty of shopping opportunities in Philadelphia – both in the city and in the many shopping centers that surround the city.
The nearest airport is Philadelphia International Airport, located 13 km southwest of downtown.