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Schuylkill River
Philadelphia skyline August 2007.jpg
The Schuylkill River looking south toward the Philadelphia skyline
The river's watershed drains parts of the western side of Broad Mountain and the ridge-and-valley Appalachians of the southcentral Pennsylvania Coal Region.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Counties Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Berks, Schuylkill
Cities Philadelphia, Norristown, Pottstown, Reading
Physical characteristics
Main source East Branch Schuylkill River
Tuscarora, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States
1,540 ft (470 m)
40°46′24″N 76°01′20″W / 40.77333°N 76.02222°W / 40.77333; -76.02222
2nd source West Branch Schuylkill River
Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States
1,140 ft (350 m)
40°42′51″N 76°18′46″W / 40.71417°N 76.31278°W / 40.71417; -76.31278
River mouth Delaware River
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
0 ft (0 m)
39°53′04″N 75°11′41″W / 39.88444°N 75.19472°W / 39.88444; -75.19472
Length 135 mi (217 km)
(location 2)
  • Average rate:
    1,120 cu ft/s (32 m3/s)
Basin features
Basin size 2,000 sq mi (5,200 km2)

The Schuylkill River is a river in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States. It is 135 miles (217 km) long. It used to be called "Tool-pay Hanna" by the Lenape.

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