Map Pennsylvania

Map Pennsylvania

Flag of Pennsylvania The official flag of Pennsylvania consists of a blue field on which the state emblem is embroidered.

Map of Pennsylvania
Explore this map of Pennsylvania, officially known as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a state located in the northern and central Atlantic regions of the United States. It is the 33rd largest state, the sixth most populous and the ninth most populous state in the county. This detailed Pennsylvania map lets you explore the sprawling history of this great state.

About the Pennsylvania Map: From national forests to major waterways, Pennsylvania's diverse landscape can be seen on this map. The state shares borders with New York to the north, New Jersey to the east, and Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia to the south. It has Ohio in the west and the Canadian province of Ontario in the northwest. The capital of the state is Harrisburg. Philadelphia, the largest city, is located in the southeastern end of the state with the Independence Hall as one of its main attractions. National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Law Park in Bethlehem and Scott Park in Erie are depicted on the map.

Back to Pennsylvania
The official name of Pennsylvania is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is the second state to join the Union and is proud to be one of the nation's original founding nations. It is also known as 'Bang Keystone'.

History of Pennsylvania
Before the Europeans immigrated to the area, several American Indian tribes such as Delaware, Boss, Iroquois, Erie and Shawnee, inhabited the land. In the 1600s, the area was disputed between three great powers - the Netherlands, Sweden and Great Britain - who all claimed the land. That was in 1664 when the British took over, and an official land grant was awarded in 1681.

The state became the seat of the federal government between 1776 and 1800, where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776 and the Constitution of the United States was enacted. 1787. The area became a state on December 12, 1787. The Battle of the Gettysburg Civil War took place in Pennsylvania in July 1863, between the Union and the Union forces.

Geography in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is located in the North Atlantic Region of the United States. It stretches 180 miles north to south, and 310 miles east to west. The state is bordered by New York to the north, New Jersey to the east, Lake Erie and Ontario, Canada to the northwest, Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, and Ohio to the west. It is the 33rd largest state by area and the sixth most populous state in the United States.

There are five practical areas in the state: Ridge and Valley, Atlantic Coastal Plain, Allegheny Plateau, Piedmont and Erie Plains. At 3212 feet (979 meters), Mount Davis is the highest mountain in the state. The Allegheny National Forest, founded by President Calvin Coolidge, is the state's only national forest. Tourist destinations in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has some of the most important monuments of the history of the American revolution. Among these is the famous Philadelphia Freedom Bell, an independent symbol of the nation. The site of the Gettysburg Battlefield now houses one of the largest collections of outdoor sculptures in the world. The state's largest city, Philadelphia, has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other US city.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, the Houdini Museum in Scranton and the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, are among the most prominent museums in the state. The Splash Lagoon in Erie, and Hershey's Chocolate World in Hershey, are major family attractions. (Did you know that Wilt Chamberlain had a 100-point game on Hersey PA?) All state parks in Pennsylvania have no entrance fees and remain popular tourist spot throughout the year.

Transportation in Pennsylvania
By air - Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) are the major airports in the state.

By Train - The Capitol Limited, Keystone Service, Southeast Regional and Lake Shore Limited, are Amtrak trains serving major cities in Pennsylvania.

Road - Lincoln Freeway and Interstate (I-76, I-80, I-81, I-79 and I-70) pass through the state.

Education in Pennsylvania
The state has more than 500 school districts and more than 100 private institutions of higher education. The University of Pennsylvania (Ivy League), Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, Villanova and the University of Pittsburgh, are five prominent universities in Pennsylvania. Read more here.

The facts about Pennsylvania
Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia is the only World Heritage City in America.
Bang is home to the country's oldest gas station, the oldest golf course and the oldest department store.

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