15 Fast 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. The second state to enter the union and is officially called the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It’s also has the highest Amish population in the world. Here are 15 fast facts about Pennsylvania.
Fast Facts about Pennsylvania:
- Capital: Harrisburg
- U.S. State Abbreviation: PA
- Admission to Statehood: December 12, 1787
- # State to Enter Union: 2nd
- Time Zone(s): Eastern
- Nickname: The Keystone State
- Largest City: Philadelphia
- Number of Representatives: 18
- Bird: Ruffed Grouse
- Flower: Mountain Laurel
- Flag Colors: Blue with the state coat of arms
- Demonym: Pennsylvanian
- Border States: Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and West Virginia
- Population (2013): 12,773,801; Rank: 6 of 50
- Motto/Slogan: Virtue, liberty, and independence
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