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Settlement Type: City

Official Name: City of Scranton

Nickname: Electric City

Motto: Embracing Our People, Our Traditions, and Our Future

Image Skyline: Downtown Scranton.JPG

Image Caption: Downtown Scranton

Pushpin Map: Pennsylvania

Pushpin Label Position: left

Pushpin Map Caption: Location in Pennsylvania

Image Map: Map of Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Highlighted-2011-25-02.png

Mapsize: 150px

Map Caption: Location in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Subdivision Type: Countries of the world

Subdivision Type 1: Political divisions of the United States

Subdivision Type 2: List of counties in Pennsylvania

Subdivision Name: United States

Subdivision Name 1: Pennsylvania

Subdivision Name 2: Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Leader Title: Mayor

Leader Name: Christopher Doherty (United States Democratic Party)

Established Title: Municipal corporation

Established Title 1:  

Established Date: February 14, 1856 (Borough)

Established Date 1: April 23, 1866 (City)

Unit Pref: US

Area Total Sq Mi: 25.44

Area Total Km 2: 65.89

Area Land Sq Mi: 25.23

Area Land Km 2: 65.33

Area Water Sq Mi: 0.21

Area Water Km 2: 0.55

Population As Of: 2010

Population Note:
Population Total: 76089

Population Metro: 563,631

Population Density Sq Mi: 3,006

Population Density Km 2: 1,161

Timezone: Eastern Standard Time Zone

Utc Offset: -5

Timezone DST: Eastern Daylight Time

Utc Offset DST: -4

Coordinates Display: inline,title

Coordinates Type: region:US type:city

Latd: 41 /latm

Longd: 75 /longm

Postal Code Type: ZIP Codes

Postal Code: 18447, 18501-18505, 18507-18510, 18512, 18514-18515, 18517-18519, 18522, 18540, 18577

Website: [http://www.scrantonpa.gov www.ScrantonPA.gov]

Scranton is a city in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania, United States. It is the county seat of Lackawanna County and the largest principal city in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area. Scranton had a population of 76,089 in 2010, according to the U.S. Census, making it Pennsylvania's sixth-most-populous city after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, and Reading.
Scranton is the geographic and cultural center of the Lackawanna River valley, and the largest of the former anthracite coal mining communities in a contiguous quilt-work that also includes Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, and Carbondale. Scranton was incorporated as a borough on February 14, 1856, and as a city on April 23, 1866. Scranton became known as the Electric City when electric lights were introduced at Dickson Locomotive Works in 1880. Scranton is also home to Dunder Mifflin, the fictional paper company featured in the television series The Office.
Present-day Scranton and its surrounding area had been inhabited by the native Lenape tribe, from whose language "Lackawanna" (or "le-can-hanna", meaning "stream that forks") is derived. In 1778, Isaac Tripp, known as the area's first white settler, built his home here; it still stands in the city's Providence section. More settlers from New England came to the area in the late 18th century, gradually establishing mills and other small businesses in a village that became known as Slocum Hollow.
Though anthracite coal was being mined in Carbondale to the north and Wilkes-Barre to the south, the industries that precipitated the city's growth were iron and steel. In 1840, brothers Selden T. and George W. Scranton founded what would become the Lackawanna Steel Company. On October 8, 1845, the Montour Iron Works in Danville, Pennsylvania, produced the first iron T-rails made in America, offering the first domestic competition to British exports. The Scrantons' firm followed suit two years later, making rails for the Erie Railroad in New Yo

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