- Capital City: Harrisburg (pop.) 47,196 (2010 est.)
- Pennsylvania Population: 12,763,536 (2012 est.)
- 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
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
- Statehood: December 12, 1787 (2nd state)