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Pennsylvania State Profile

Pennsylvania state Information

Pennsylvania is state located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States of America. It shares borders with Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and Ontario, Canada to the north, and New Jersey to the east.


How big is Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania has 51 miles of coastline along Lake Erie, and 57 miles of shoreline along the Delaware Estuary. It covers a total area of 45,055 square miles. It is ranked 33 in size among the fifty US states and has one of the largest European American population-groups in the country.


What is the capital of Pennsylvania?

Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania. It is the ninth-largest city in the state, with an estimated population of 49,528. In 2010, Forbes rated Harrisburg as the second best place in United States to raise a family. The total area of the city is 11.4 square miles.


Which is the largest city of Pennsylvania?

Philadelphia is the largest city of Pennsylvania. It is located in the Northeastern United States, along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers and lies southwest of New York City. It is the fifth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,526,006. Popular nicknames of the city are "Philly” and " The City of Brotherly Love.” It was founded on October 27, 1682 by William Penn. The total area of the city is 142.6 square miles.


What is the official language of Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania has no official language. English is the most popular language, spoken by 91.6% of the population. Other languages spoken in the state are Spanish and Pennsylvania Dutch. The Pennsylvania Dutch language is a descendant of German. “Dutch” in Pennsylvania Dutch means “German” rather than “Netherlands”.


What is the religion of Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania is predominantly a Christian state.


Who is the political leader of Pennsylvania?

The government of Pennsylvania has three divisions: Executive, Legislature and Judicial. The state has had five constitution during its statehood. Prior to its statehood, the province of Pennsylvania was governed by a book titled Frame of Government, written by William Penn.Thomas W. Corbett is the 46th and the current Governor of Pennsylvania. He is a former Attorney General of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Republican Party. He assumed office on January 18,2011. James “Jim” Cawley is the 32nd and current lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania. He assumed office on January 18, 2011.


When did Pennsylvania achieve statehood?

Pennsylvania was the second state to ratify the United States Constitution on December 12, 1787. It has had five constitutions during its statehood: 1776, 1790, 1838, 1874, and 1968.


What are some of the famous places in Pennsylvania?

Drake Well Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary, Space Acorn, Human Centrifuge, and Laurel Highlands are some of the notable places in Pennsylvania.


What is the economy of Pennsylvania like?

In 2008, the gross state product of Pennsylvania was $553.3 billion. The state's per-capita income is $35,641, and it ranks 26th among the fifty states. Philadelphia is home to six Fortune 500 companies while Pittsburgh is home to eight Fortune 500 c0mpanies. The first nationally chartered bank in the nation, the Bank of North America, was founded in Philadelphia in 1781. It ranks first in mushroom production in the country, third in the production of Christmas tree and layer chickens, fourth in nursery and sod, milk, corn for silage, grapes and horses, and eighth in winemaking.



Last Updated on: July 04, 2017