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The population of Carlisle is approximately 18,419 (1990), 18682 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,690 (1990), 7671 (2010).

The amount of land area in Carlisle is 14.046 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Carlisle to Washington DC is 89 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 17 miles. (as the crow flies)
Carlisle is positioned 40.20 degrees north of the equator and 77.20 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Carlisle location: west of Harrisburg in southeast Pennsylvania.

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Carlisle history:

Carlisle was founded in 1751. It was General George Washington's army's first arsenal and school. It was also, at one time, the country's school for Native Americans. Famous runner and Olympian, Jim Thorpe, attended this school.
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Carlisle attractions:

Harrisburg/Hershey/Carlisle Welcome Center

Carlisle SummerFair
Family Celebration of Freedom
Held each year on July 4th and surrounding days.
Begins July 1st and runs through July 5th with events for everyone. There are roast beef dinners, 5 and 10K runs, art/craft shows, basketball tournaments, fireworks, symphonies, musicals, and much more.

US Army War College and Carlisle Barracks
Center for Strategic Leadership
Department of the Army
122 Forbes Avenue
Carlisle, PA 17013
The US Army War College includes many departments includes these institutes:
Army Physical Fitness Research Institute
Center for Strategic Leadership
Military History Institute
Peacekeeping Institute
Strategic Studies Institute

Pine Grove Furnace State Park
A 969 acre park with swimming, boat launch areas and campsites.

King's Gap Environmental Education Center
The center has 1,439 acres and 15 miles of hiking trails
There are educational and interpretive programs all year.

Military History Institute
with the Omar N. Bradley Museum and the Hessian Powder Magazine Museum.

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