Philadelphia is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania and the 6th most populous in the United States; it has a total population of over 1.4 million residents, with a greater metropolitan population of over 5.8 million. It is also the county seat of Philadelphia County, of which it is co-terminus, and the city still maintains its roots as a cultural and economic center of the region.

It was originally the second-largest city (after London) in the entire British Empire, and was a cultural center for the colonies leading up to the American Revolution. It housed the U.S. government during the American Revolution and, following the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was the interim US capital until Washington DC was completed in 1800.

Though during the first part of the 19th century the city flourished, it soon became stagnant and devoid of change; politicians in the city were corrupt and unwilling to make improvements to the city, and population declined.

During the first half of the 20th century, however, change was enacted and the city reached a total population of over 2 million in 1950; this declined, however, due to more urban decay and the rise of the suburbs during the 50’s and 60’s. Recent urban renewal projects have paved the way for more inner-city living space, and many people are moving back to the heart of Philadelphia.

Summers in the city, like much of the rest of the state, are hot and muggy, while winters typically are cold and blustery. Average highs in the summer peak at around 85 degrees, while lows can drop to the low-to-mid 60\’s. During the winter months things cool down considerably, with average highs topping out around 40 degrees and lows frequently below freezing.

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