Philadelphia-Facts
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    Walking time 

    Philadelphia has 6,918 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 216 days. And, when you need to get home there are 222 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Philadelphia.

    Brightness 

    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Philadelphia has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Philadelphia has more than 228,284 street lamps, which use 11.4 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 31.8 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 8.6% of Philadelphia’s total area, 370 square kilometers. That means each of Philadelphia’s 1,526,006 residents has an average of 20.8 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!

    Nightlife 

    When people in Philadelphia want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 856 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 5 km long.

    Tourism 

    More than 123 sights and monuments, and far more than 634 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Philadelphia. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Philadelphia offers more than 78 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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