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Gettysburg

Gettysburg

Many roads radiate from Gettysburg, providing hub-like access to Washington, D.C. 75 miles (121 km), Baltimore 55 miles (8...

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Philadelphia County, with which it ...

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the US Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Allegheny County. Regionall...

Reading

Reading

Reading is a city in southeastern Pennsylvania, USA, and seat of Berks County. Reading is the principal city of the Greater Readin...

Facts

When to visit:

Pennsylvania’s tourist season heats up big time in the summer. Visitors to the state’s biggest cities and parks should make reservations and be prepared for summer crowds and prices. The famous Pennsylvania Dutch Amish country is a popular destination this time of year as well.

Off-season visitors can enjoy some great vacation packages in the Pocono’s year-round resorts. Falls and springs are great times to enjoy Pennsylvania’s outdoor attractions.

Facts:

State Abbreviation: PA

State Capital: Harrisburg

Largest City: Philadelphia

Area: 46,058 square miles (the 33rd biggest state in the USA)

Pennsylvania Population: 12,406,292

Major Industries: steel, farming, mining electronics equipment, cars, pharmaceuticals

Pennsylvania Rivers: Allegheny River, Susquehanna River, Delaware River, Ohio River

Pennsylvania Lakes: Lake Erie

Highest Point: Mt. Davis - 3,213 feet above sea level

Origin of the Name: named to honor, William Penn, Pennsylvania's founder.

State Nickname: Keystone State

State Motto: "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence"

State Song: “Pennsylvania”