Mahanoy City (pronounced ma-HA-noy) is a borough located 50 miles (80 km) north by west of Reading and 13 miles southwest of Hazleton, in northern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania or the southern Coal Region. The name “Mahanoy” is believed to be a variation of the Native American word ‘Maghonioy’, or “the salt deposits”. Mahanoy Area School District is also found within this borough and includes an elementary, middle school, and high school complex for students. The mascot is a golden bear and school colors are black and gold.
Mahanoy City is located at 40°48′45″N 76°8′25″W (40.812413, -76.140223).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.