Facts About Pennsylvania



Facts About Pennsylvania

  • Number of Counties (listed below): 66

    * Adams * Allegheny * Armstrong * Beaver * Bedford * Berks * Blair * Bradford * Bucks * Butler * Cambria * Cameron * Carbon * Centre * Chester * Clarion * Clearfield * Clinton * Columbia * Crawford * Cumberland * Dauphin * Delaware * Elk * Erie * Fayette * Forest * Franklin * Fulton * Greene * Huntingdon * Indiana * Jefferson * Juniata * Lackawanna * Lancaster * Lawrence * Lebanon * Lehigh * Luzerne * Lycoming * McKean * Mercer * Mifflin * Monroe * Montgomery * Montour * Northampton * Northumberland * Perry * Philadelphia * Pike * Potter * Schuylkill * Snyder * Somerset * Sullivan * Susquehanna * Tioga * Union * Venango * Warren * Washington * Wayne * Westmoreland * Wyoming * York *

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  • State Flag: Adopted in 1907

  • State Motto: "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence"

  • State Capital: Harrisburg

  • State Abbreviation: PA

  • State Name of Residents: Pennsylvanians

  • Date State Entered the Union: December 12, 1787

  • State Size: 46,058 square miles - 33rd largest state

  • State Song: Pennsylvania, lyrics by Eddie Khoury, music by Ronnie Bonner

  • State Nick Name: Keystone State

  • State Tree: Eastern hemlock

  • State Flower: Mountain laurel

  • State Mammal: White-tailed deer

  • State Dog: Great Dane

  • State Bird: Ruffed grouse

  • State Fish: Brook trout

  • State Insect: Ladybug (ladybird beetle) and Firefly

  • State Fossil: Trilobite (Phacops rana)

  • State Major Rivers: Allegheny River, Susquehanna River, Delaware River, Ohio River

  • State Major Lakes: Lake Erie

  • State Highest Point: Mt. Davis - 3,213 feet (979 m) above sea level

  • Bordering States: New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio

  • State Name Origin: The state of Pennsylvania was named to honor Admiral William Penn and his son. William Penn was the man who founded Pennsylvania.

  • State Largest City: Philadelphia

  • State Other Largest Cities: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Bethlehem, Scranton, Lancaster, Levittown, Harrisburg






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