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Pennsylvania 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)

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    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

    Pennsylvania Quarter
  • 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)
  • Symbols

Pennsylvania Photographs

Flying Flags in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UA

Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia...
by Ellen Clark
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Pennsylvania Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Gettysburg Adams 717
Pittsburgh Allegheny 412
Kittanning Armstrong 724
Aliquippa Beaver 724
Bedford Bedford 814
Reading Berks 610
Altoona Blair 814
Sayre Bradford 570
Levittown Bucks 215
Butler Butler 724
Johnstown Cambria 814
Emporium Cameron 814
Lehighton Carbon 610
State College Centre 814
West Chester Chester 610
Clarion Clarion 814
Du Bois Clearfield 814
Lock Haven Clinton 570
Bloomsburg Columbia 570
Meadville Crawford 814
Mechanicsburg Cumberland 717
Harrisburg Dauphin 717
Upper Darby Delaware 610
Saint Marys Elk 814
Erie Erie 814
Uniontown Fayette 724
Marienville Forest 814
Chambersburg Franklin 717
McConnellsburg Fulton 717
Waynesburg Greene 724
Huntingdon Huntingdon 814
Indiana Indiana 724
Punxsutawney Jefferson 814
Mifflintown Juniata 717
Scranton Lackawanna 570
Lancaster Lancaster 717
New Castle Lawrence 724
Lebanon Lebanon 717
Allentown Lehigh 610
Wilkes Barre Luzerne 570
Williamsport Lycoming 570
Bradford McKean 814
Greenville Mercer 724
Lewistown Mifflin 717
East Stroudsburg Monroe 570
Norristown Montgomery 610
Danville Montour 570
Bethlehem Northampton 610
Sunbury Northumberland 570
Duncannon Perry 717
Philadelphia Philadelphia 215
Milford Pike 570
Coudersport Potter 814
Pottsville Schuylkill 570
Selinsgrove Snyder 570
Somerset Somerset 814
Dushore Sullivan 570
Montrose Susquehanna 570
Wellsboro Tioga 570
Lewisburg Union 570
Franklin Venango 814
Warren Warren 814
Washington Washington 724
Lake Ariel Wayne 570
Greensburg Westmoreland 724
Tunkhannock Wyoming 570
York York 717

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