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Northampton County and Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

18015, 18017, 18018

"Christmas City, USA"

Page Contents for Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Bethlehem is approximately 75,000 (1999), 74982 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 28,486 (1990), 29365 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bethlehem is 49.886 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.432 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bethlehem to Washington DC is 149 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 84 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bethlehem is positioned 40.62 degrees north of the equator and 75.36 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bethlehem elevation is 340 feet above sea level.


in eastern Pennsylvania, near Allentown and the New Jersey border
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seasonal. Here is a weather page for Bethlehem and the area.
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History & History Related Items

Bethlehem is actually located in two counties - Lehigh County and Northampton County with the largest portion being in Northampton County. It is the largest municipality in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to be divided in twain!

Here is a history page for Bethlehem.

In 1937, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, mindful of Bethlehem's first Christmas in 1741, declared - "Why not make Bethlehem, named at Christmas, the Christmas City for the entire country." Thus, since 1937, Bethlehem of Pennsylvania has been known throughout the world as Christmas City USA.

In 1741, a group of Moravians came to this area by the Lehigh River and Monocacy Creek. Part of the oldest organized Protestant denonination in the world, the Unitas Fratrum - founded in 1457, these followers gathered on Christmas Eve that year when the Moravians' patron, Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf of Saxony, Germany, visited. At this time, he christened the community with the name of "Bethlehem."
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Attractions in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem is the only city in the state of Pennsylvania located in two counties

Area Links for Bethlehem.

Learn more about Bethlehem at BethlehemPA online
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Bethlehem City Government

City of Bethlehem

Bethlehem Mayor
10 E Church St
Bethlehem, PA 18018-6005
Phone: 610-865-7100

Bethlehem Chamber

Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce
509 Main St
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Fax (610) 758-9533
Voicemail (610) 867-0288

Bethlehem Community Events

Here is a Community Events page for Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Organizations

Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce
509 Main St
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Fax (610) 758-9533
Voicemail (610) 867-0288

Bethlehem Libraries

Bethlehem area Public Library

Bethlehem Public Library
400 Webster St
Bethlehem, PA 18015-1730
Phone: 610-867-7852

Bethlehem Schools

Bethlehem Area School District
1516 Sycamore St
Bethlehem, PA 18017-6037
Phone: 610-861-0500


Allentown College of St. Francis de Salas
Center Valley, PA
just south of Bethlehem and Allentown near the intersection of routes 309 and 378

Lehigh University
Bethlehem PA 18015
Phone: (610) 758-3000 Bethlehem


The population of Bethlehem was:
1990 - 71,428
1999 - 75,000

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