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Located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and the Great Lakes Region, Pennsylvania occupies a total area of 46,055 square miles.
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Description about Map : This state map of Pennsylvania highlights the international and state boundaries of Pennsylvania. It represents highways, rail lines, airports and natural vegation, national parks/ forests, lakes, rivers, etc. The state capital Harrisburg is highlighted along with major cities and other cities and other attractions. Major attractions such as Kennywood, Hersheypark, Sesame Place, Camelback Mountain Resort, etc are also depicted.
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Pennsylvania is officially called the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The region is the 6th most populous state in the United States. It was the second state to form the country, and boasts of being one of the original founding states of the nation. Pennsylvania is also referred to as "Keystone State."

History
Before the Europeans arrived in the region, many American Indian tribes inhabited the land. Majority of the tribes were Delaware, Boss, Iroquois, Erie, and Shawnee American Indians. In the 1600's, the region was disputed between 3 colonizers: the Dutch, the Swedes, and the English, who all made their claims on the land. It was in 1664 when the English took over and an official land grant was given in 1681.

The recipient of the royal grant was William Penn - a Quaker Englishman - in payment of a significant debt owed to his father by the then-king, King Charles II. Admiral William Penn had loaned the king 16,000 but the son, William Penn, asked for land in the New World to serve as the haven for his fellow Quakers - members of a persecuted sect in England.

The King gave Penn the region of Pennsylvania, naming the land as such, after Admiral Penn. Because of the region's religious tolerance, it attracted immigrants from all over Europe - with the Germans and Scots-Irish the largest ethnic immigrants from the British Isles.

The state became the seat of federal government from 1776 - 1800, where the US Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, and the US Constitution was drawn in 1787. The region became a state on December 12, 1787.

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The land was initially home to the Native American tribes of Lenni Lenape, Susquehannock, Iroquois, Eriez, Shawnee, etc. It was the Dutch who first started settling in the state as far back as on June 3, 1631. Gradually it came into English hands.

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Pennsylvania is located on the Northeastern part of the country and is part of the nation's mid-Atlantic region. It borders 6 other states: New York to the north, New Jersey to the east, LakeErie and Ontario, Canada to the northwest,Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, and Ohio to the West;. The Appalachian Mountains also run through the middle of the state.

>>>>>>> .theirs <<<<<<< .mineThe state derives its name from a William Penn to whom Charles II granted a land charter to repay a debt. This is the biggest grants of land in history. Pennsylvania was the second state, after only Delaware, to ratify the US constitution on 12th December, 1787.

Geography
Pennsylvania is a state in the Northwestern and mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. It is also part of the Great Lakes region of the United States. The state of Pennsylvania is bordered by Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Lake Erie and Canada. The state also consists of the Appalachian Mountain range.

In terms of area, it is thirty third in the US list of states. Its total area is 46,055 sq miles including inland waters and waters in Lake Erie. The Delaware river also borders it on the East. The state comprises of five different regions: Erie Plains, the Allegheny Plateau, Piedmont, Ridge and Valley and the Atlantic Coastal Plain.

=======There are 5 regions in the state, which are: Ridge and Valley, the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the Allegheny Plateau, Piedmont, and the Erie Plain. The state has 51 miles of coastline, as well as 57 miles of shoreline.

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Travel
The most popular cities in Pennsylvania are Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Lancaster, York, Gettysburg, etc. For those interested in history, its Revolutionary-era heritage will surely be appealing. It is also known for its famring regons and fields and mountains.

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Travel
Pennsylvania is the location of some of the most significant monuments of America's revolutionary history. Among these are the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, which is a national icon of independence; and the Gettysburg Battlefield - location of the historic turning point of the Civil War in 1863. The Battlefield now holds one of the largest outdoor collections of sculptures in the world, with thousands of monuments, hundreds of canons, historic buildings, and 2 observation towers.

>>>>>>> .theirs The state is also home to some of America's most significant museums, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. The state is also home to over 100 state parts with free admissions. Unique points of interest in the state include the Splash Lagoon in Erie - the largest indoor waterpark resort in the East Coast, the Houdini Museum in Scranton, and the Hershey's Chocolate World in Hershey.

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Pennsylvania is home to leading research universities such as Carneie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburg, the University of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State University, etc. The University of Pennsylvania in particular has the distinction of having the country's first medical school. It is also the southern-most Ivy League school.

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Pennsylvania has over 500 public school districts, thousands of private schools, and over 100 private higher education institutions.

>>>>>>> .theirs <<<<<<< .mineHotels in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is a fast growing state with many hotels in it. Conveniently located markets and trendy buildings make any Pennsylvania hotel worth spending one's time in. The Pennsylvania Culinary Institute produce some of the finest chefs, who make staying at the hotels in Pennsylvania more delightful. The star care provided at these hotels makes the stay a warm and a special one.

=======The state boasts of having many of the nation's pioneering schools and universities. Among them are the University of Pennsylvania - an Ivy League school that's home to America's first and oldest medical school; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts - the first art school in America; and the country's first school of pharmacy - the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, which is now part of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

>>>>>>> .theirs <<<<<<< .mineLast Updated On : Sept 11, 2014



The official flag of Pennsylvania consists of a blue field on which the state coat of arms is embroidered.
AbbreviationPA
NicknameKeystone State
Joined the UnionDecember 12, 1787
CapitalHarrisburg
Largest CityPhiladelphia
Area46,055 sq. Miles
Highest PointMount Davis
Lowest PointDelaware River at Delaware border
Time ZoneEastern: UTC -5/-4
Official Websitehttp://www.pa.gov/