Pennsylvania Fast Facts
- Capital City: Harrisburg (pop.) 47,196 (2010 est.)
- Pennsylvania Population: 12,763,536 (2012 est.) (6th)
- Pennsylvania Population: (per square mile)
- U.S. State Populations: (all states)
- Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)
all u.s. currency (banknotes)
- Pennsylvania Quarter The Pennsylvania quarter, the
2nd quarter in the 50 State Quarters® Program series, features the
statue "Commonwealth", an outline of the state, the state motto,
"Virtue, Liberty, Independence" and a keystone.
The statue "Commonwealth" is an allegorical female figure. Her right arm is extended as a gesture of kindness and her left arm holds a ribbon mace symbolizing justice. The keystone image honors the state's nickname.
Pennsylvania became the Nation's second state on December 12, 1787. Additional details
- Land Sizes
- Language: English, others
- Largest Cities: (by population) Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton
- Name: Pennsylvania was named by William Penn and King Charles II in 1681. Penn suggested Sylvania, meaning woodland. The King added Penn to sylvania in honor of Penn's father, Admiral William Penn.
- Statehood: December 12, 1787 (2nd state)
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