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Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Official Pennsylvania State Facts

The Official Pennsylvania State Facts
Pennsylvania is a beautiful state and is the 6th largest state in America according to it's population. Pennsylvania was one of the original 13 colonies and was officially settled in 1643. The state entered into the union on December 12th, 1787.

Williamsport Pennsylvania is home of the Little League World Series. The state is the leader in the amount of State Game Lands that they have and the state has 115 beautiful state parks. Philadelphia is the largest city in the state and the 6th most populous city in the nation. Some of the most popular tourist attractions can be found in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, Allentown, Pocono Mountains, Harrisburg, Hershey, Lancaster and Gettysburg.
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Here are some additional Pennsylvania State Facts for you to enjoy!

State Nickname: State of Independence
State Motto: "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence"
Capital of the State
: Harrisburg
Largest State City: Philadelphia
State Abbreviation: PA.
Population: Pennsylvania has the 6th largest population.
Major Rivers: Susquehanna, Allegheny, Delaware and Ohio Rivers
Bordering States: New York, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia
State Tree: Hemlock
State Flower: Mountain Laurel
State Bird: Ruffed Grouse
State Animal: Whitetail Deer
State Dog: Great Dane
State Fish: Brook Trout
State Colors: Blue and Gold
Number of Counties: 67 with Harrisburg (State Capital) in Dauphin County

If you know of any other important Pennsylvania state facts, feel free to contact me via email and I will add them to this list.