Lancaster is a city in and the county seat of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It\’s located in the south central part of the state and is home to over 55,000 people; it\’s metropolitan area (officially named the Lancaster Metropolitan Statistical Area) has a total population of over 494,000 residents, making it the 101st largest metropolitan area in the United States and one of the largest in the state of Pennsylvania.
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The city was founded in 1734 and was incorporated first as a borough in 1742 and, again, as an independent city in 1818. It was briefly the capital of the colonies during the American Revolution, when Philadelphia was captured by the British; it moved one day later to York, Pennsylvania – the better to get more distance between the government and the British Army. It also housed the capital of the state of Pennsylvania for a brief time, before finally moving to Harrisburg in 1812. Today the city continues to grow and expand, with a heavy emphasis on tourism and service-based industry.
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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