Place:Jim Thorpe, Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameJim Thorpe
Alt namesEast Mauch Chunksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42012800
Machk Tschunksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42012800
Macht Tschunksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42012800
Mauch Chunksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42012800
TypeBorough
Coordinates40.873°N 75.736°W
Located inCarbon, Pennsylvania, United States
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Jim Thorpe (Lenape: Màxkwchunk ) is a borough and the county seat of Carbon County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The population was 4,804 at the 2000 census. The town has been called the "Switzerland of America" due to the picturesque scenery, mountainous location, and architecture; as well as the "Gateway to the Poconos." It is located approximately 55 miles away from the cities of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre or the Wyoming Valley

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