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Capital City:

Harrisburg

Statehood:

December 12, 1787

Population:

12,112,000

Nickname:

Keystone State

Motto:

Virtue, Liberty, and Independence

Origin of State Name:

Named in honor of Admiral William Penn, father of William Penn the state's founder, and means Penn's Woods

Counties:

67

Largest Cities:

Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, Allentown, Scranton

Border States:

Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, West Virginia

Land Area:

44,892 sq. mi., 33rd

Highest Point:

Mt Davis, 3,213 ft

Lowest Point:

Delaware River, sea level

State Bird:

Ruffed Grouse

State Flower:

Mountain Laurel

State Tree:

Eastern Hemlock

State Song:

Pennsylvania

State Web Site:

www.state.pa.us


For more websites on Pennsylvania check out Pennsylvania Links.

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