Pennsylvania, a northeastern U.S. state and one of the 13 original colonies, has a diverse terrain, which includes wide stretches of farmland, national forests and mountains. Philadelphia, the Keystone State’s largest city, displays its rich history in Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and the Liberty Bell, an enduring symbol of American freedom.
State Capital: Harrisburg.
Pennsylvania was one of the original 13 American colonies. Pennsylvania is relatively rectangular in shape and stretches around 350 miles from east to west and 150 miles from north to south.
Sharing a border to the north with New York state and Lake Erie, Maryland, West Virginia and Delaware to the south, New York, and New Jersey to the east and the panhandle of West Virginia and Ohio in the west. Pennsylvania's state capital is Harrisburg which is situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Pennsylvania along with New York, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland are classified as Middle Atlantic states. Pennsylvania's central location on the eastern seaboard is believed to be the source of its nickname - the Keystone State. However Pennsylvania does not border the Atlantic Ocean at any place. Water as well as the riches of the earth have been crucial to Pennsylvania's economic growth.
Pennsylvania is home to 2 huge metropolitan areas. Philadelphia is part of the East Coast Population belt which stretches from Norfolk to Boston and it is a major harbor on the Delaware River and one of the world's biggest and busiest shipping hubs.
To the west of Pennsylvania is the city of Pittsburgh which is situated in the eastern area of the great industrial region which stretches along the Great Lake plains to Chicago.
The Main Cities in Pennsylvania
Below are the largest cities in the state of Pennsylvania and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Philadelphia - 1,526,006
2. Pittsburgh - 305,704
3. Allentown - 118,032
4. Erie - 101,786
5. Reading - 88,082
6. Scranton - 76,089
7. Bethlehem - 74,982
8. Lancaster - 59,322
9. Harrisburg - 49,528
10. Altoona - 46,320
Famous Landmarks in Pennsylvania
Below are some of Pennsylvania’s most visited landmarks:
-Nothing says America like freedom, and nothing says freedom like Philadelphia's Liberty Bell, said to have been rung during the public reading of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Tallest Buildings in Pennsylvania
Below are the tallest buildings in Pennsylvania:
-Comcast Center is a 57 story, 973 foot tall skyscraper in Philadelphia. It is the tallest building in Pennsylvania and is the world headquarters of Comcast cable company. They take up 89% of the building.
1. Comcast Centre (58 stories;975 feet)
2. One Liberty Place (61 stories; 945 feet)
3. Two Liberty Place (58 stories; 848 feet)
4. U.S. Steel Tower (64 stories; 841 feet)
5. Mellon Bank Centre (54 stories; 792 feet)
6. Three Logan Square (55 stories; 739 feet)
7. FMC Tower at Cira Centre South (49 stories; 736 feet)
8. BNY Mellon Centre (54 stories; 725 feet)
9. One PPG Place (40 stories; 635 feet)
10. G. Fred DiBona Jr. Building (45 stories; 625 feet)
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