Philadelphia (pronounced /ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/) is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the sixth-most-populous city in the United States. It is the fifth-largest metropolitan area and fourth-largest urban area by population in the United States, the nation’s fourth-largest consumer media market as ranked by the Nielsen Media Research, and the 49th-most-populous city in the world. It is 9th richest city in the world based on GDP figures. It is the county seat of Philadelphia County (with which it is coterminous). A popular nickname for Philadelphia is The City of Brotherly Love. It is commonly and informally referred to as Philly.
Philly has the second largest Irish, Italian, and Jamaican populations and the fourth largest African American population in the nation. Philadelphia also has the fourth largest population of Polish residents. In recent years, the Hispanic and Asian American populations have significantly increased.
Philadelphia has many neighborhoods, each with its own identity. : North, Northeast, Northwest, West, South and Southwest Philadelphia surround Center City.
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