Pennsylvanie

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Banner o Pennsylvanie State seal o Pennsylvanie
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): Keystone State;[1] Quaker State
Motto(s): Virtue, Liberty and Independence
State sang(s): "Pennsylvania"
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Pennsylvanie heichlichtit
Offeecial leidNane (Inglis, de facto)
Spoken leidsInglis 90.1%
Spainyie 4.1%
Ither 5.8%[2]
DemonymPennsylvanian
CaipitalHarrisburg
Lairgest ceetyPhiladelphia
Lairgest metroDelaware Valley
AurieRanked 33rd
 • Tot46,055 sq mi
(119,283 km2)
 • Width280 miles (455 km)
 • Lenth160 miles (255 km)
 • % watter2.7
 • Latitude39° 43′ to 42° 16′ N
 • Longitude74° 41′ to 80° 31′ W
PopulationRanked 5t
 • Tot12,802,503 (2015 est)[3]
 • Density284/sq mi  (110/km2)
Ranked 9t
 • Median hoosehauld income$60,389[4] (26t)
Elevation
 • Heichest pyntMount Davis[5][6]
3,213 ft (979 m)
 • Mean1,100 ft  (340 m)
 • Lawest pyntDelaware River at Delaware border[5]
sea level
Afore statehuidProvince of Pennsylvania
Admission to Union12 Dizember 1787 (2nt)
GovrenorTom Wolf (D)
Lieutenant GovernorMike Stack (D)
LegislaturGeneral Assembly
 • Upper hooseState Senate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. SenatorsBob Casey, Jr. (D)
Pat Toomey (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation13 Republicans, 5 Democrats (leet)
Time zoneEastren: UTC −5/−4
ISO 3166US-PA
AbbreviationsPA, Pa. or Penna.
Wabsteidwww.pa.gov
Pennsylvania state seembols
Flag of Pennsylvania.svg
Seal of Pennsylvania.svg
Ainimal an Plant insignia
Bird(s)Ruffed grouse
Dug breedGreat Dane
FishBrook trout
Flouer(s)Mountain laurel
InsectFirefly
Mammal(s)White-tailed deer
TreeEastern hemlock
Inanimate insignia
BeverageMilk
DancePolka
FossilTrilobite
SileHazleton
Sang(s)"Pennsylvania"
Route merker(s)
Pennsylvania Route Merker
State Quarter
Quarter of Pennsylvania
Released in 1999
Leets o Unitit States state seembols

Pennsylvanie is a state in the Unitit States o Americae. It is bund bi sax states (New Jersey an Delaware tae the east, New York tae the north, Maryland an Wast Virginie tae the sooth, an Ohio tae the wast) an bi Canadae at Loch Erie.

The state is ane o the 13 oreeginal foondin states o the Unitit States; it cam intae bein in 1681 as a result o a ryal laund grant tae William Penn, the son o the state's namesak. Pairt o Pennsylvanie (alang the Delaware River), thegither wi the present State o Delaware, haed earlier been organised as the Colony o New Swaden. It wis the seicont state tae ratifee the Unitit States Constitution, on 12 December 1787. Independence Hall, whaur the Unitit States Declaration o Unthirldom an Unitit States Constitution war drauchtit, is locatit in the state's lairgest ceety o Philadelphia. In the American Ceevil War, the Battle o Gettysburg wis focht in the sooth central region o the state. Valley Forge near Philadelphia wis General Washington's heidquarters in the bitter winter o 1777–78.

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  1. "Symbols of Pennsylvania". Portal.state.pa.us. Retrieved May 4, 2014. 
  2. "Most spoken languages in Pennsylvania in 2010". MLA Data Center. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  3. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015 (NST-EST2015-01)". 2015 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. December 23, 2015. Archived frae the oreeginal (CSV) on December 23, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015. 
  4. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  6. Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.

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