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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

US county information
NamePhiladelphia County
US Area
Total Area143 sq mi (370.4 km2)
Land Area9135 sq mi (23659.7 km2)
Water Area8 sq mi (20.7 km2)
Population1526006 (2010)
Density4360/km2 (11292.4/sq mi)
FoundedNovember, 1682

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Philadelphia County is a county located in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. It is coterminous with the city of Philadelphia which also serves as its seat. The 2010 census showed the population had grown to 1,526,006, making it the most populous county in the state. Philadelphia County is one of the three original counties, along with Chester and Bucks counties, created by William Penn in November 1682.

This county is part of the Delaware Valley area and is one of the flagships of the Greater Philadelphia MSA.

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