Pennsylvania Facts



State Abbreviation PA
Statehood Dec. 12, 1787
State Capital Harrisburg
State Size Total (Land + Water): 46,055 sq miles; Land Only: 44,817 sq miles
Number of Counties 67
State Population (2010)12,702,379
Electoral Votes20
State Quarter Issue Date March 8, 1999
State Motto Virtue, Liberty, and Independence
State Flower Mountain laurel
State Bird Ruffed Grouse
Nickname Keystone State
State Flag Pennsylvania State Flag
Area Codes 215, 267, 272, 412, 445, 484, 570, 582, 610, 717, 724, 814, 835, 878
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Philadelphia (1,526,006)
Pittsburgh (305,704)
Allentown (118,032)
Erie (101,786)
Reading (88,082)
Major Sports Teams MLB: Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates
NFL: Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers
NBA: Philadelphia 76ers
NHL: Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins




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