Presentation on theme: "Philadelphia Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, sixth-most-populous city in the United States and the fifty-first most populous city in."— Presentation transcript:
1 PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, sixth-most-populous city in the United States and the fifty-first most populous city in the world.
2 HistoryPrior to the arrival of Europeans, the Philadelphia area was the location of the Lenape (Delaware) Indian village Shackamaxon.Europeans arrived in the Delaware Valley in the early 1600s, with the first settlements founded by the Dutch, English and Swedish. After Sweden's first expedition to North America embarked in late 1637,the Swedes took control of land on the west side of the Delaware River from just below the Schuylkill River: today's Philadelphia, southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland
3 Cityscape Neighborhoods Panoramic view of the Philadelphia skyline from across the Delaware River in Camden, New Jersey.Row houses in West Philadelphia.NeighborhoodsCenter City Philadelphia showing One Liberty Place and City HallSee also: List of Philadelphia neighborhoods
4 ParksPhiladelphia's largest park, Fairmount Park, encompasses 9,200 acres of this parkland and includes 63 neighborhood and regional parks. The largest tract of Fairmount Park is on the west side of the city along the Schuylkill River and Wissahickon Creek and includes the Philadelphia Zoo.CulturePhiladelphia is home to many national historical sites that relate to the founding of the United States. Independence National Historical Park is the center of these historical landmarks. Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the Liberty Bell are the city's most famous attractions.Independence Hall
5 ArtsPhiladelphia sculptor James Peniston's Keys To Community in the Old City neighborhood, one of the city's many public artworks featuring Benjamin Franklin.The city contains many art museums Two statues, The Amazon and Rocky, outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
6 EconomyComcast Center, Philadelphia's newest office building and Pennsylvania's tallest building.Philadelphia's economic sectors include manufacturing, oil refining, food processing, health care and biotechnology, tourism and financial services.EducationEducation in Philadelphia is provided by many private and public institutions. The School District of Philadelphia runs the city's public schools.University of Pennsylvania.
7 Other attractions Masonic Temple In the middle of the park hits the Big FountainFantan
8 City Hall illuminated with projected lights for the 2005 winter holidays. SkyscraperThis composition is located in the park, called respectively - Love Park,, which is not surprising, because Philadelphia is Greek meaning "Brotherly Love".