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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Harrisburg // state code ISO: PA ; FIPS: US42
    surface: 116083 = 44826 sq.mi // rank in USA: 32 // location: Middle Atlantic
    climate: continental with wide fluctuations in seasonal temperatures, in SE tempered by the Atlantic
    entered USA as 2nd state ratifying the Constitution on: 1787-12-10
    administrative division: 67 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 12,281,054
    population density 2000: 106 per = 274 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 3,4%
    main ethnic groups: white 85,4%; black 10%; Asian 1,8%; other <3%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: corn, hay, mushrooms, apples, potatoes, winter wheat, oats, vegetables, tobacco, grapes
    livestock (million): cattle: 1,6 / pigs: 1 / poultry: 30,6; broilers 135,3 / sheep: 0,081
    timber/lumber: pine, oak, maple
    chief industries: agribusiness, advanced manufacturing, health care, travel & tourism, biotechnology
    chief industrial products: fabricated metal products, industrial machinery & equipment, transportation
    chief mining products: crushed stone, portland & masonry cement, lime, sand & gravel
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Mt. Davis 979 m = 3213 ft
    other mountains: Blue Knob 956, Laurel Hill (?) 913
    lowest point in the state: almost sea level
    lakes: Lake Wallenpaupack
    artificial lakes: Pymatuning Res., Conemaugh River Lake, Raystown Lake, Allegheny Res.
    rivers: Allegheny, Susquehanna, Delaware, Ohio
    others: islands: none // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Keystone State
    motto: Virtue, liberty and independence
    song: Pennsylvania
    flower: Mountain laurel // bird: Ruffed grouse // tree: Hemlock
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.05 by Jan Lahmeyer
    1999/2003 "populstat" site: Jan Lahmeyer