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The United States of America is a country in North America that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and shares land borders with Canada and Mexico. The United States is a federal constitutional republic, with its capital in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia.
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. After Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, it is Pennsylvania's third most populous city. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 106,632. It is the county seat of Lehigh County.
Located on the Lehigh River, Allentown is the largest of three adjacent cities that comprise the Lehigh valley region of eastern Pennsylvania, with the cities of Bethlehem and Easton nearby. Allentown is 60 miles north of Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States and 90 miles west of New York City, the largest city.
Allentown is the home of Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, a highly popular amusement park. Two four-year colleges, Muhlenberg College and Cedar Crest College, are based in Allentown. Air transport to and from the city is available through Lehigh valley international airport.
Allentown was founded as Northamptontown, Northampton towne in 1762 by William Allen, a wealthy shipping merchant, Chief Justice of the Province of Pennsylvania and former mayor of Philadelphia. Allentown holds historical significance as the location where the Liberty Bell was hidden by the Second Continental Congress during the American Revolutionary War.
According to the United States census bureau, the city has a total area of 46.5 square kilometers. Allentown’s climate is considered to fall in the humid continental climate zone. Summers are typically hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild and winter is cold. Precipitation is almost uniformly distributed throughout the year.
About economy Allentown's major industrial businesses have disappeared over the past two decades as a result of foreign competition and other factors. The city's national reputation as a rugged blue collar city has led to several references to the city in popular culture. As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts and one of the most visited places amongst the most die-hard travelers the world over.

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