Place:Upper Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States


NameUpper Merion
Alt namesUpper Merionsource: WeRelate abbreviation
Coordinates40.083°N 75.35°W
Located inMontgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
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Upper Merion Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 28,395 at the 2010 U.S. Census. Located from Philadelphia, it consists of the villages of Gulph Mills, King of Prussia, Swedeland, Swedesburg, and part of Wayne.

The westernmost part of the township comprises the largest part of the Valley Forge National Historical Park. The township is the home of the King of Prussia mall. King of Prussia also contains a major office park hosting firms such as Lockheed Martin and GlaxoSmithKline.

The name Merion originates with the county of Merioneth in north Wales. Merioneth is an English-language translation of the Welsh Meirionnydd, itself named after Meirchion (or Meirion), grandson of Cunedda Wledig (b. ca. 380 A.D.), King of North Wales.

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