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Pennsylvania: Harrisburg




Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a State founded as a colony in 1681 by the English Quaker William Penn, and later one of the original 13 states.

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania

It lies in the northeast, and covers 117 412 km2 (45 333 sq miles) between Lake Erie and the Delaware River, much of it being in the Appalachian Mountains. Pennsylvania is a centre of coal mining and its industries include the production of steel, machinery, electrical equipment, chemicals, and food processing.





Farming is based on dairying, vegetables and fruit.





Philadelphia is the principal city and port, Pittsburgh the centre of the coal and steel industry, and Harrisburg the State capital.

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