Emmaus, Pennsylvania

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Emmaus (pronounced /ɛˈmeɪəs/, e-MAY-əs) is a borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is located five miles southwest of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

The population of Emmaus was 11,313 at the 2000 census. In 2007, Emmaus was listed as one of the top 100 "Best Places to Live" in the United States by Money magazine.[1]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²), all land, though parts of the Little Lehigh Creek, a tributary of the Lehigh River, flow just outside of the Emmaus border with Salisbury Township. Emmaus borders South Mountain, a large mountain range. The town's elevation is 436 feet above sea level.

Emmaus is located at: 40°32′13″N 75°29′45″W / 40.53694°N 75.49583°W / 40.53694; -75.49583 (40.536997, -75.495776).[2]

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