15 Fast Facts about Pennsylvania

Facts about Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, home of the Eagles, Punxsutawney Phil, Hershey’s, and so much more. Founded by William Penn, Pennsylvania is one of the original 13 founding states of the United States. Officially called the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, here are 15 fast facts about Pennsylvania.

Fast Facts about Pennsylvania:

  1. Capital: Harrisburg
  2. U.S. State Abbreviation: PA
  3. Admission to Statehood: December 12, 1787
  4. # State to Enter Union: 2nd
  5. Time Zone(s): Eastern
  6. Nickname: The Keystone State
  7. Largest City: Philadelphia
  8. Number of Representatives: 18
  9. Bird: Ruffed Grouse
  10. Flower: Mountain Laurel
  11. Flag Colors: Blue with the state coat of arms
  12. Demonym: Pennsylvanian
  13. Border States: Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and West Virginia
  14. Population (2013): 12,773,801; Rank: 6 of 50
  15. Motto/Slogan: Virtue, liberty, and independence

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