Tamaqua (pronounced tuh-MAH-qwah) is a borough in eastern Schuylkill CountyPennsylvania. The borough, located in Central Eastern Pennsylvania's Southern Coal Region, had a population of approximately 7,100. 

Tamaqua, was taken from the territory of West Penn and Schuylkill Townships, named for the Tuscarora king of the Turkey Clan, Chief Tahkamochk, or Tam-a-kwah.  The name is unique because Tamaqua is the only community in the world with this name.