Salisbury Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

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Salisbury Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The township borders both Allentown, the third largest city in Pennsylvania, and Emmaus, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

The population of Salisbury Township was 13,498 at the 2000 census.

The township is home of the South Mall.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 11.1 square miles (28.9 km²), of which, 11.0 square miles (28.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.08%) is water. It is drained by the Lehigh River, which separates it from Bethlehem and the east side of Allentown, and its border with Upper Saucon is on Lehigh Mountain. Elevations range from approximately 300 feet on the river to at least 1,000 feet in Big Rock County Park.

Emmaus and Allentown share a border, separating Salisbury into two demographically-distinct non-contiguous portions. The township's villages of Farmington, Gauff Hill, and Summit Lawn are in the eastern portion. Salisbury's major thoroughfares include Interstate 78/Highway 309, Route 145, Emmaus Avenue, Susquehanna Street/Broadway, Lehigh Street, 24th Street, and Cedar Crest Boulevard.

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