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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is located on northeastern side of United States. It is the 2nd largest state of the three Middle Atlantic States. Pennsylvania is size wise 33rd rank among the 50 states of US. Pennsylvania nickname is The Keystone State. The Pennsylvania state?s capital city is Harrisburg. Pennsylvania State total area is 46,055 sq mi. Pennsylvania is bordered on the north by New York, east by New York and New Jersey, west by West Virginia and Ohio and south by Maryland and West Virginia. Pennsylvania total boundary length is 1,416 km. The Pennsylvania state total forest land is 16,905,000 hectares. The forest products industry and forest-based recreation are very important to Pennsylvania's economy. About 59% of The Pennsylvania state's forestland covers the total land of The Pennsylvania state. Pennsylvania State official language is English. The subtropical climate of Pennsylvania State has also got number of humid increasing days. The western areas of The Pennsylvania state have got an average snowfall of 254 cm. The Pennsylvania state total population is 12,604,767 in 2009 estimation. In population wise The Pennsylvania state rank is 6th among the United States. Pennsylvania State has 19th rank overall in agricultural production. Pennsylvania State is a major producer of mushroom and greenhouse and nursery crops. Pennsylvania is a leading producer of chickens in the United States. The Pennsylvania State?s first major industry is shipbuilding. Pennsylvania State is a major manufacturing center still now. Pennsylvania has got headquarters for 32 Fortune 500 companies. State?s main products are flour, preserved meats, sugar, textiles, shoes, furniture, iron, locomotives, pharmaceuticals and books.

Pennsylvania Recreation, Culture and Attractions

The Pennsylvania city's cultural prominence has risen and fallen since its founding. Pennsylvania has nation?s first zoo. That is the Philadelphia Zoo. Pennsylvania conducted the notable music festivals. Pennsylvania State has many recreation areas and parks. Pennsylvania State?s first park is opened in 1893. The Pennsylvania state had 18 former state parks and other two state parks. No less an attraction are The Pennsylvania state's outdoor recreation areas. The Pennsylvania state has 120 state parks in the United States of Pennsylvania. 0.96% of Pennsylvania's land is state park land. Philadelphia Independence National Historical Park has been called the most historic square mile in America. Pennsylvania State has seven major league professional sports teams. It is home to many professional sports teams. There are minor league baseball teams in Harrisburg, Scranton, Altoona, Reading and Williamsport, Allentown and Erie and minor league hockey teams in Hershey, Johnstown and Wilkes-Barre.

Pennsylvania Demographics

Pennsylvania total population - 12,281,054
Pennsylvania male population - 5,929,663
Pennsylvania female population - 6,351,391
Pennsylvania white population - 10,484,203
Pennsylvania black population - 1,224,612
Pennsylvania American Indian and Alaska Native - 18,348
Pennsylvania Asian population - 101,350
Pennsylvania Hispanic or Latino population - 394,088

Pennsylvania School Information

The Pennsylvania State has 501 public schools and many collages and universities throughout The Pennsylvania state. The University of Pennsylvania is the only university in The Pennsylvania state that is in the Ivy League. Pennsylvania State has 21 community colleges and one technical institute. Pennsylvania has 263 degree-granting institutions in the year of 2000 estimation. It is the largest school in the University of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State has higher Education Assistance Agency offering higher education grants and guarantees private loans for students. Only four universities are having a nonprofit corporate charter and they are Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh and Lincoln University.

Pennsylvania State Symbols

Pennsylvania state flag
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You've Got a Friend in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania state Song
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Pennsylvania state Motto
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Virtue, Liberty, and Independence
Pennsylvania state  Fossil
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Phacops rana
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White-tailed deer
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Brook trout
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Mountain Laurel
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Pennsylvania Firefly
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Eastern Hemlock
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Ruffed Grouse
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U.S. Brig Niagara
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Pennsylvania History

Pennsylvania State was first discovered by Europeans. The first Europeans sailed up to Delaware River and found the original people. The first European reached Pennsylvania was probably Cornelis Jacobssen. First possession was taking the Dutch which has an impact on the history of the Pennsylvania. Delaware River was found by Europeans. The struggle in England between the Crown and Parliament also had a pronounced effect on migration to America. The Swedes were the first to make permanent settlement beginning with the expedition of 1637-1638. On 1655 the Dutch gained the control of New Sweden. On 1676, The Duke of Yorke's Laws introduced the English laws and civil government. On 1681 February 28th Charles II granted a land charter to William Penn which is the largest land grants to an individual in history. In 1750s Pennsylvania was claimed northeastern Pennsylvania and began sending settlers. Pennsylvania Colony made its own paper money to account for the shortage of actual gold and silver. The paper money was called Colonial Scrip. On December 12th 1787 The Pennsylvania state became the second state to ratify the U.S. A bitter conflict ensued until Pennsylvania relinquished its claim through the Decree of Trenton in 1782. Pennsylvania adopted a new constitution curtailing the governor's power in 1838. Pennsylvania faced an unresolved financial crisis in 1971. In middle of 1980s the Pennsylvania was found itself confronted with the problem of completing the transition from a manufacturing to a service economy. The Pennsylvania state was home of the first commercially drilled oil well. The Pennsylvania state remained one of the nations most populous. The Pennsylvania state annually draws billions of tourist dollars.

Pennsylvania Tourist Information

Tourism plays an important role in Pennsylvania?s economy. The Pennsylvania state?s second largest industry is tourism. Annually Pennsylvania State earns billions of dollars by tourism. The tourism industry supports 563,440 jobs. Many Pennsylvania Attractions are hidden deep in the Pennsylvania Mountains. Pennsylvania State was home for many tourism attractions. Among the chief attractions are the Gettysburg National Military Park, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Dutch region, the Eisenhower farm near Gettysburg and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Pennsylvania State?s most popular sites are Chocolate World and Hershey Park. On January 1st they conduct annual parades and festivals including Mummers Parade and the Kutztown Folk Festival. These festivals are very attractive.

Pennsylvania Transportation

Nevertheless is the important center for transportation in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State has 69 railroads. The early years of railroad building left Pennsylvania with more miles of track than any other state. There is 190,000 km of highways in The Pennsylvania state. The Pennsylvania state has an extensive network of Interstate highways. Pennsylvania State has fifth highest railroads in the nations. With a major development in automotive transport, the limited-access highway came to fruition with the opening of Pennsylvania Turnpike in 1940. There are 134 public-use airports and six international airports. Pennsylvania State International Airports are Philadelphia International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, Lehigh Valley International Airport, Harrisburg International Airport, Erie International Airport and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Pennsylvania Railroad purchased The Pennsylvania state Works. Pennsylvania had 60 railroads in operation as of in the year of 2000 estimation. Mostly The Pennsylvania state road is toll-free and crosses mostly rural and suburban areas.

Pennsylvania Taxes

Pennsylvania State Tax Rate Range Low 3.07% High 0.0%
Pennsylvania State Tax Income Brackets Lowest flat rate - Highest flat rate
Pennsylvania State Personal Exemptions Single - Married ? Dependents
Pennsylvania State Sales Tax Rate on Food 6.0%, on Prescription Drugs 0%, on Non-prescription Drugs 0%
Pennsylvania State Total Tax on Gasoline 31.2%, on Diesel Fuel 38.1%
Pennsylvania State Excise Tax Rates on Cigarettes Tax Rate 135(¢ per pack)
Pennsylvania State Beer Excise Tax Rate $0.08($ per gallon)
Pennsylvania State Wine Excise Tax Rate ($ per gallon)

Pennsylvania Universities

Swarthmore College - 1,484 Students
Haverford College - 1,168 Students
Carnegie Mellon University- 9,999 Students
Lehigh University - 6,858 Students
Villanova University - 10,466 Students
Bryn Mawr College - 1,799 Students
Lafayette College - 2,381 Students
University of Pennsylvania - 23,743 Students
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus - 42,914 Students
Dickinson College - 2,400 Students

Pennsylvania Religions

Roman Catholic - 53.43%
Orthodox - 1.06%
Mainline Protestant - 30%
United Methodist Church - 9.27%
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - 8.60%
Presbyterian Church - 4.56%
United Church of Christ - 3.40%
American Baptist Churches in the USA - 1.87%
Episcopal Church - 1.64%
Evangelical Protestant - 10%
Assemblies of God - 1.18%
Church of the Brethren - 0.74%
Mennonite Church USA - 0.68%
Christian and Missionary Alliance - 0.65%
Southern Baptist Convention - 0.62%
Independent Non-charismatic churches - 0.60%
Other theology - 5.53%
Jewish estimate - 3.98%
Muslim estimate - 1.00%
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 0.44%
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations - 0.10%

Pennsylvania Counties

Adams County, Pennsylvania - Population 91,292
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania - Population 1,281,666
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania - Population 72,392
Beaver County, Pennsylvania - Population 181,412
Bedford County, Pennsylvania - Population 49,984
Berks County, Pennsylvania - Population 373,638
Blair County, Pennsylvania - Population 129,144
Bradford County, Pennsylvania - Population 62,761
Bucks County, Pennsylvania - Population 597,635
Butler County, Pennsylvania - Population 174,083
Cambria County, Pennsylvania - Population 152,593
Cameron County, Pennsylvania - Population 5,974
Carbon County, Pennsylvania - Population 58,802
Centre County, Pennsylvania - Population 135,758
Chester County, Pennsylvania - Population 433,501
Jefferson County, Pennsylvania - Population 19,009
Clarion County, Pennsylvania - Population 41,765
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania - Population 83,382
Clinton County, Pennsylvania - Population 37,914
Columbia County, Pennsylvania - Population 64,151
Crawford County, Pennsylvania - Population 90,366
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania - Population 213,674
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania - Population 251,798
Delaware County, Pennsylvania - Population 550,864
Elk County, Pennsylvania - Population 35,112
Erie County, Pennsylvania - Population 280,843
Fayette County, Pennsylvania - Population 148,644
Forest County, Pennsylvania - Population 4,946
Franklin County, Pennsylvania - Population 129,313
Fulton County, Pennsylvania - Population 14,261
Greene County, Pennsylvania - Population 40,672
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania - Population 45,586
Indiana County, Pennsylvania - Population 89,605
Jefferson County, Pennsylvania - Population 45,932
Juniata County, Pennsylvania - Population 22,821
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania - Population 213,295
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - Population 470,658
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania - Population 94,643
Lebanon County, Pennsylvania - Population 120,327
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania - Population 312,090
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania - Population 319,250
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania - Population 120,044
McKean County, Pennsylvania - Population 45,936
Mercer County, Pennsylvania - Population 120,293
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania - Population 46,486
Monroe County, Pennsylvania - Population 138,687
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania - Population 750,097
Montour County, Pennsylvania - Population 18,236
Northampton County, Pennsylvania - Population 267,066
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania - Population 94,556
Perry County, Pennsylvania - Population 43,602
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania - Population 1,517,550
Pike County, Pennsylvania - Population 46,302
Potter County, Pennsylvania - Population 18,080
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania - Population 150,336
Snyder County, Pennsylvania - Population 37,546
Somerset County, Pennsylvania - Population 80,023
Sullivan County, Pennsylvania - Population 6,556
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania - Population 42,238
Tioga County, Pennsylvania - Population 41,373
Union County, Pennsylvania - Population 41,624
Venango County, Pennsylvania - Population 57,565
Warren County, Pennsylvania - Population 43,863
Washington County, Pennsylvania - Population 202,897
Wayne County, Pennsylvania - Population 47,722
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania - Population 369,993
Wyoming County, Pennsylvania - Population 28,080
York County, Pennsylvania - Population 381,751

Pennsylvania Government

Pennsylvania State has seat of the federal government continuously from 1776 to 1800. In 1776 Pennsylvania declared the Independence. Pennsylvania State has five constitutions during its statehood in the years of 1776, 1790, 1838, 1874 and 1968 continuously. The Governor appoints heads of administrative departments, boards and commissions to approve or veto legislation to grant pardons and to command The Pennsylvania state's military forces. To vote for state elections the person must be a US citizen for at least one month before the next election and at least 18 years old. The General Assembly includes 50 Senators and 203 Representatives. Pennsylvania State has 66 counties. These are responsible for state law enforcement, judicial administration and the conduct of state elections. The Pennsylvania state highest court is Supreme Court. It consists of seven justices, elected to ten-year terms. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is the final appellate court. There are 15 superior court judges elected to 10-year terms. The Philadelphia municipal court consists of 22 judges. All judges are elected by the chief justice and are determined on seniority.

Pennsylvania Economy

As of 2010 the gross product of Pennsylvania was $570 billion and the rank was sixth in the U.S. In 20th century the coal and steel are play vital role in Pennsylvania economy. Pennsylvania became 19th rank of agriculture in United State. The agricultural out sources of Pennsylvania are milk, cattle, eggs, broilers, hogs, turkeys, mushrooms, corn, hay, soybean, wheat, tobacco and strawberries. The manufacturing outputs of Pennsylvania are chemicals, raw products, pharmaceuticals, food processed, computer and electronic tools. The state mined outputs are coal, Limestone, natural gas, sand, gravel and petroleum. The Pennsylvania state has fifty Fortune 500 companies. The services of Pennsylvania are business, Community, finance, insurance, trading and real estate. The state income also based on the tax credit on Film production.

Pennsylvania Parks

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site - Gallitzin, PA: They collect entrance fees of $4 per 7 days which applies to the ages of 16 and over. Children of age 15 and under are admitted free. Open for 7 days a week 9am to 5pm year-round. Park hours can change due to holidays and inclement weather. Appalachian National Scenic Trail - Maine to Georgia, CT,GA,MA,MD,ME,NC,NH,NJ,NY,PA,TN,VA,VT,WV: There is no fees in some areas and fee will be collected for vehicle parking. It is open continuously year-round. Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - Chesapeake Bay Watershed, DC, MD, NY, PA, VA and WV: They collect entrance fee. Delaware National Scenic River - HQ in Bushkill PA; the Delaware River forms the boundary between the states of NJ and PA: There is no Entrance Fees to the park. Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor - Easton, PA: They collect the entrance fees. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area - HQ in Bushkill PA; the park is along the Delaware River in the states of NJ and PA: some of these also require fees. Gettysburg National Military Park - Gettysburg, PA: Entry to the park is free of charge. The park is open daily from 6:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. April 1 to October 31, and 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. November 1 to March 31. Independence National Historical Park - Philadelphia, PA: Admission to all park sites is free. Valley Forge National Historical Park - Valley Forge, PA: All park facilities at Valley Forge are available at no charge. Open daily, year-round 6 am to 10 pm.