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'''Allentown''' is a city in eastern [[Pennsylvania]]. After [[Philadelphia]] and [[Pittsburgh]] it is the third largest city in the state with a population of over 106,000<ref>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/42/4202000.html|Allentown Population 2000 US Census]</ref>
. It is twinned with Bethlehem and Easton in the Lehigh Valley to have a population of 740,000.
These cities were a center of the Industrial Revolution in the United States with major steel mills and silk mills. Now the city has many service industries and even acts as a
[[bedroom community ]] for the nearby centers of [[New York City]] and [[Philadelphia]].
[[Category:Pennsylvania Cities and Towns]]