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12,052,000 (5th in size)
State size: 45,308 square miles (33rd in size)
State Capital: Harrisburg (named after John Harris who established a trading post at the site)
Major cities: Allentown, Erie, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
Admission to union: The 2nd State
Date entered the union: December 12, 1787
Origin of state name: Named after William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. "Sylvania" comes from the latin word for woods or forest.
Nicknames: The Keystone State
Bordering states: New York, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio
State bird: Ruffed Grouse
State flower: Mountain Laurel
State tree: Eastern Hemlock
Motto: Virtue, Liberty and Independence
|The Liberty Bell is located in Philadelphia.|
|Pennsylvania is a leading iron and steel producer. Other industries include cattle farming, and manufacturing of food products, machinery, chemicals, car parts and truck parts.|
|Early settlers included the Dutch, Swedes and British. William Penn founded the state for the Society of Friends or Quakers, becoming known as the "Quaker State." Later settlers included German, Scottish, Irish and French.|
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|Pennsylvania State Government home page|
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