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Pennsylvania . By Chloe Y. and Ethan S. Nickname and Region in the U.S. Nickname: The Key Stone State Mid-Atlantic . Capital City, Major C ities and Population. Capital: Harrisburg Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Erie 12,702,379 people . State flag, State bird, State tree.

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By Chloe Y. and Ethan S.

Nickname and region in the u s

Nickname and Region in the U.S.

  • Nickname:The Key Stone State

  • Mid-Atlantic

Capital city major c ities and population

Capital City, Major Cities and Population

  • Capital:Harrisburg

  • Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Erie

  • 12,702,379 people

State flag state bird state tree

State flag, State bird, State tree

State Tree: Eastern hemlock

State bird: Ruffled Grouse



  • Governor: Tom Corbett

  • Senator :Bob Casey

Borders and geography

Borders and Geography

  • The borders of Pennsylvania are; Lake Erie, New York, Maryland, West Virginia, New Jersey, Ohio and Delaware.

  • Geography: One Piedmont Plateau, 60% of Plateau's, mountains, hills are covered in trees. 1,000 square miles of natural manmade lakes, ponds, rivers, streams.

Agriculture and farming

Agriculture and farming

  • Our state is not good for farming. Mountains and hills cover all but two small areas.



  • Statehood: December 12,1787, the second state.

  • Historical fact 1: 1643, Swedish settlers established a capital on Tinicum Island n ear present day Philadelphia.

  • Historical fact 2: 1776, Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in the Pennsylvania state house [now Independence Hall] in Pennsylvania.

  • Historical fact 3: 1863, was the turning point in the Civil War. After three days of fighting confederate forces by General Robert E. Lee retreated to Virginia.

Colleges universities and places to visit

Colleges/Universities and Places to Visit

  • Haverford College, Haverford PA

  • Albright College, Reading PA

  • Fallingwater, near Uniontown, is one of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s most acclaimed work. Which was completed in the 1930’s was built over a natural waterfall.

  • National forest in Allegany. Allegany national forest is in northwestern Pennsylvania. It covers 500,000 acres of land.

Additional facts

Additional facts

  • Ice cream soda was invented in 1874 in Philadelphia. Robert M. Green created Ice Cream Sodas. Green made it by using sweet cream, syrup, and carbonated water. Profits from $6 to 600 dollars per day. Created at Franklin institute.

  • The worlds largest Chocolate and Confectionary factory's in Hershey, The Hershey plant. The factory covers over two million square feet. Was established in 1905.

  • The first magazine in American Colonies was published by Andrew Bradford of Philadelphia. The American magazine, or a monthly view of the British settlers appeared February 13,1741. The magazine lased 3 months.

  • Downtown Pittsburg lies between the Allegany and Monongahela rivers. Pittsburg is the states second largest city.

  • The state flag was adopted in 1907.

  • The highest temperature Pennsylvania has reached is 111 degrees F on July 10, 1936.

Resources used

Resources used

  • Muller, Edward K. and William C. Rense “Pennsylvania.” World Book Student. World Book 2013. Web. Jan 29. 2013.

  • Muller, Edward K. and William C. Rense. “Pennsylvania” World Book. 2004 ed. Print

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