Harrisburg City Facts
|Country||USA (United States of America)|
|Total Area||11.4 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||44.8011° N, 68.7783° W|
|Time Zone||EST (UTC−05:00)|
|Major Religion||Roman Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||National Civil War Museum, State Museum of Pennsylvania|
|Universities||Harrisburg University of Science and Technology|
- Hershey Park
- Broad Street Market
- Water Golf on City Island
- Calvary Baptist Church
- Harrisburg International Airport
Harrisburg, located along the Susquehanna River is the capital of the Commonthwealth of Pennsylvania, the US state. Being one of the most oldest and historically important state capital cities in the nation, Harrisburg is the county seat of Dauphin County. The city has played a crucial role during the Westward Migration, the American Civil War and the Industrial Revolution.
The Pennsylvania Canal and the Pennsylvania Railroad helped Harrisburg to hold the glory of being one of the most industrialized cities in the Northeastern United States. The economic resurgence faced by the city in 1981 gave it the title ‘the second most distressed city in the nation.’ Harrisburg is also known for the infamous Three Mile Island incident occurred in nearby Middletown. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Government Center, the only city hall in the nation named in honor of a civil rights leader is the key location for the administrative functions of the city.
Some of the best hotels in Harrisburg are:
Wildwoods Inn, Hershey Road
Country Inn and Suites by Carlson
Four Points by Sheraton
La Quinta Inn Harrisburg Airport Hershey
The State government activities help in the economic stability of Harrisburg.The well-built roads and rail transportation make the city a prominent center for trade, warehousing and distribution. Shoes, books, computer products, food products, textiles, apparel, leather goods, machinery and railway equipment include the main production of the city that contributes to the flow of income. Located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Harrisburg enhanced into a transportation center and an important freight center. Most of the major air, rail and highway arteries linking the markets of the East, Midwest and South pass through the city helping it to become the source of economic inflow. Besides this, many national firms like Tyco Electronics Corp., IBM, Hershey Foods, Harsco Corp. and Rite Aid Corp. are based in the region.