Pennsylvania is officially known as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is one of the 50 US states. It is located in the Great Lakes, Appalachian, northern, and Mid Atlantic regions of the US. It is the 33rd-largest state by area and the 5th-most populous state of the country. The state shares border with Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, and the Canadian province of Ontario. The capital city of the state is Harrisburg while Philadelphia is the largest city of the state.
Several American Indian tribes such as Boss, Iroquois, Erie, and Shawnee, inhabited the land Before the European exploration. The state became the seat of the federal government from 1776 – 1800. Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution on 12th December 1787 as the second state, after Delaware.
Pennsylvania Fast Facts
- Capital: Harrisburg
- Population: 13 million
- Nickname: The Keystone State, Quaker State, Oil State
- Key Cities: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Erie
- Admitted to the Union: Wednesday, December 12, 1787
- Size: 46,055 sq. miles
- Lowest Point: Delaware River at sea level
- Highest point: Davis at 3,213 ft.
- Counties: 67
Political Map of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is located in the Great Lakes, Appalachian, northern, and Mid Atlantic regions of the US. The state borders with New York to the north, New Jersey to the east. In the south, the state is bounded by West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware, and in the west by Ohio. It also shares an international border with the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest. The capital city of the state is Harrisburg while Philadelphia is the largest city of the state.
County Map of Pennsylvania
The County Map of Pennsylvania features 67 counties. Philadelphia County County (1,526,006) is the most populated county of the state. On the other hand, Cameron County (5,085) is the least populated county in Pennsylvania. Lycoming County (1,244 sq mi) is the largest county in terms of area. The smallest county of Pennsylvania is Montour County (132 sq mi). Some prominent Counties of Pennsylvania Venango County, Chester County, Allegheny County, Bucks County, Delaware County, etc.
Geography Map of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is located in the Northeastern, Great Lakes, Appalachian, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is the 33rd-largest state With an area of 119,279 km² (46,054 sq mi). The state shares border with Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, and the Canadian province of Ontario. Mount Davis in the Forbes State Forest is the highest point of the state with 3212 feet (979 meters) of height.
The major geographic region of the state is Ridge and Valley, the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the Allegheny Plateau, Piedmont, and the Erie Plain. The state has 51 miles (82 km) of coastline along Lake Erie and 57 miles (92 km) of shoreline along the Delaware Estuary. Major rivers in Pennsylvania Allegheny River, Monongahela River, Ohio River, Delaware River.
Transportation Map of Pennsylvania
The Transportation Map of Pennsylvania features 39,861 miles (64,150 km) of the 121,770 miles (195,970 km) of roadway in the state. It is the fifth-largest state highway system in the United States. All Interstate highways are I-70, I-76, I-78, I-79, I-80, I-81, I-83, I-84, I-86, I-90, I-95, I-99, I-176, I-276, I-376, I-476, I-576, I-676, I-279, I-579, I-178, I-378, I-180, I-380, I-283, I-295.
The largest airport in the state is Philadelphia International Airport. Other major international airports are
Pittsburgh International Airport, Harrisburg International Airport, and Allentown’s Lehigh Valley International Airport.
Cities Map of Pennsylvania
The capital city of the state is Harrisburg while Philadelphia is the largest city of the state. Largest cities in Pennsylvania with a population: Philadelphia (1,568,000), Pittsburgh (303,000), Allentown (120,500), Erie (98,500), Reading (88,000), Scranton (77,300), Bethlehem (75,300), Lancaster (59,300), Harrisburg (49,000).
Other Cities and Towns in Pennsylvania
Aliquippa, Altoona, Beaver Falls, Clearfield, Columbia, Connellsville, Corry, Coudersport, Doylestown, Du Bois, Easton, Edinboro, Emporium, Franklin, Gettysburg, Greensburg, Greenville, Grove City, Hanover, Hazleton, Honesdale, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jersey Shore, Johnstown, Kane, Kittanning, Lebanon, Pottstown, Pottsville, Punxsutawney, Sayre, Sharon, Shenandoah, Somerset, St Marys, State College, Stroudsburg, Sunbury, Titusville, Towanda, TyronendianaI, Uniontown, Warren, Washington, Waynesburg, Wellsboro, West Chester, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, and York.