Pennsylvania (PA)


Quick Facts


Capital City: Harrisburg

Abbreviation: PA

Population (2019):. 12,773,801; Rank: 6 of 50 | Population Quick Facts

Region:  Northeast

Admission to Statehood: December 12, 1787 (2nd State)

State Motto:  Virtue, Liberty, and Independence

State Nickname:  Keystone State

Origin of State Name:  Named in honor of Admiral William Penn, father of the state’s founder, William Penn.

Sports Teams: Find the best High School, College, League, and Professional sports teams of Pennsylvania State

Bordering States: The State of Pennsylvania has 6 neighbors namely, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey , New York, Ohio and West Virginia. | List of US Regions

 Area Codes:  215, 267, 412, 484, 570, 610, 717, 724, 814, 878

Zip Codes: Pennsylvania Zip Codes

Famous People: Find out all the information about the famous people born in Pennsylvania

State Symbols

Bird:  Ruffled Grouse | List of State Birds

Animal:  White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

Popular Fruit:  Apple

Popular Gemstones:  Rose quartz, blue quartz, etc.

Flag: Pennsylvania’s State Flag is composed of a blue field on which is embroidered the State Coat of Arms. The first State Flag bearing the State Coat of Arms was authorized by the General Assembly in 1799. An act of the General Assembly of June 13, 1907, standardized the flag and required that the blue field match the blue of Old Glory. Get this Flag

Flower:  Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latiflolia) | Other State Flowers

Soil: Hazleton

Song: Pennsylvania  Written and Composed by Eddie Khoury and Ronnie Bonner

Tree: Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) | Other State Trees

Quarter:  Commonwealth statue, state outline, keystone Pennsylvania Quarter | List of State Quarters


Pennsylvania on a map


  • Area: 46,058 sq.mi (119,290, 33rd
  • Land: 44,820 sq.mi. (116,083, 32nd
  • Water: 1,239 sq.mi. (3,209, 28th
  • Great Lakes: 749 sq.mi. (1,940, 7th
  • Shoreline: 89 mi. (143 km.), 24th

Largest Cities: Philadelphia | Pittsburgh | Allentown | Erie | Scranton | Bethlehem | Lancaster | Harrisburg

Highest Point:  Mt. Davis ; 3,213 feet, (979 m.) 33rd tallest

Lowest Point:  Pennsylvania; sea level, tied for 3rd lowest

Geographic Center:  Centre, 2.5 miles southwest of Bellefonte

Blank Outline Maps: Find printable blank map of the State of Pennsylvania , without names, so you can quiz yourself on important locations, abbreviations, or state capital.

City Guide:  Visit Pennsylvania City Guide for a look at geography, local history, architecture, and culture.

National Parks:

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site
Eisenhower National Historic Site
First State National Historical Park (DE, PA)
Flight 93 National Memorial
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Independence National Historical Park
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Lower Delaware National Wild and Scenic River
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
Steamtown National Historic Site
Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
Valley Forge National Historical Park


State Government

Governor:  Tom Wolf (D)

Senators:  Pat Toomey (R) Robert P. Casey (D)

Representatives:  House,  Senate

Constitution:  Pennsylvania’s  Constitution 

Electoral College Votes:  20 votes

Government Offices Directory:  Find all information here at the Pennsylvania government offices directory

Vital Records: Find out all the information about the vital records for the state of Pennsylvania


    • Agriculture: Dairy products, poultry, cattle, nursery stock, mushrooms, hogs, hay.
    • Industry: Food processing, chemical products, machinery, electric equipment, tourism.
  • White Pages: Pennsylvania White Pages