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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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Surrounded by New Jersey, Lake Erie, New York, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware, it has an 880 mile long boundary. The administrative sub-divisions of Pennsylvania are represented by the 67 counties of the state.

Interstate 90, Interstate 79, Interstate 76, Interstate 70, Interstate 83, Interstate 84 and Interstate 81 connect all the destinations within Pennsylvania state. Since 1827, the railroads of Pennsylvania have efficiently offered regular commuter trains and freight carriages to various parts of the state.

The Ohio River, Allegheny River, Delaware River and Susquehanna River are the prime waterways of Pennsylvania.
The Delaware National Scenic River, Valley Forge National Historic Park, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Independence National Historical Park, and Flight 93 National Memorial are some of the prominent national parks of Pennsylvania.

Warminster, Gettysburg, Easton, Audubon, Blue Bell, Philadelphia and Norristown are some of the well-known golfing destinations of the USA.

As a whole, the state map of Pennsylvania offers a complete illustrative guide to the state.

History : 
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.

The 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.

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.

Points of interest in Pennsylvania include Hershey, Lehigh Valley, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Steamtown national historic site, etc. Philadelphia is also home to the Liberty Bell, a site of national importance.

Education : 
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.

Pennsylvania Hotels : 
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.

Last Updated On : June 20, 2013



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/