Philadelphia, often called Philly, is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the second-largest city in both the Northeast megalopolis and Mid-Atlantic regions after New York City. It is one of the most historically significant cities in the United States, and once served as the nation's capital city until 1800.
Philadelphia is the sixth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The city is sometimes called Philly. The population of the city was 1,517,550 people in 2000. In 2010 census Philadelphia was the capital of the United States from 1790 to 1800.
After the American Civil War Philadelphia's government was controlled by a Republican political machine and by the beginning of the 20th Century Philadelphia was described as "corrupt and contented." Various reform efforts slowly changed city government with the most significant in 1950 where a new city charter strengthened the position of mayor and weakened the Philadelphia City Council .
La ciudad es la sede del Philadelphia Sketch Club, uno de los clubes de artistas más antiguos del país, y el Plastic Club. Cuenta con una profusión de galerías de arte, muchas de las cuales participarán en el evento del First Friday : el primer viernes de cada mes, las galerías en la Ciudad Vieja están abiertas hasta tarde.
Philadelphia ist eine Stadt im US-Bundesstaat Pennsylvania. Mit rund 1,6 Millionen Einwohnern (Stand: 2020, Volkszählung des United States Census Bureau) ist sie die sechstgrößte Stadt der Vereinigten Staaten   und die größte des Bundesstaates Pennsylvania. An der Ostküste ist Philadelphia nach New York City die zweitgrößte Stadt.
The first mayor of Philadelphia, Humphrey Morrey, was appointed by the city’s founder, William Penn. Subsequently, Edward Shippen was appointed by Penn as the first mayor under the charter of 1701 and second mayor overall, and then was elected to a second term by the City Council. Subsequent mayors, who held office for one year, were elected by the city council from among their number.
Philadelphia is a 1993 American legal drama film written by Ron Nyswaner, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. Filmed and set in its namesake city , it tells the story of gay man Andrew Beckett (Hanks) who asks lawyer Joe Miller (Washington) to help him sue his employers, who fired him after discovering he has AIDS .