Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Scranton is a city in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania, United States. It is the county seat of Lackawanna County[3] and the largest principal city in the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to figures released by the United States Census Bureau in 2000, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2009 estimate: 71,944). Scranton is Pennsylvania's seventh most populous city after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, and Bethlehem.[1]

Scranton is the geographic and cultural center of the Lackawanna River valley. It is the largest city located in a contiguous quilt-work of former anthracite coal mining communities including the smaller cities of Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, and Carbondale. Scranton was incorporated as a borough on February 14, 1856, and as a city on April 23, 1866.

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