Reading (pronounced “Redding”) is a city in and the county seat of Burks County, Pennsylvania; it has a total population of just over 83,000, making it the 5th largest city in the state, and is also the center of the Greater Reading Area, home to over 391,000 citizens. It is located near the border with New York State, in the southeastern region.
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The city proper was founded in 1748 and named after Reading, England; because of its location, it was deemed as a prime iron-making town, and the iron industry began to thrive in Reading by the mid-18th century. It was paramount during the American Revolution, helping outfit the Continental Army with weapons and ammunition, and again during the Civil War when it outfitted the Union Army with much the same. The city continued to grow due to its heavy manufacturing base, but during the latter half of the 20th century the city experienced urban flight thanks to the formation of suburban areas; today, however, many people are flocking back to the city thanks to vigorous urban renewal projects.
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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