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Pennsylvania
The Ocean State
Map of U.S. showing location of Pennsylvania

FAST FACTS

CAPITAL: Harrisburg

STATEHOOD: 1787; 2nd state

ATTRACTIONS: Pocono Mountains, Fallingwater house, Liberty Bell

FUN FACT: Pennsylvania is officially a commonwealth, an old term that refers to the "common weal" or well-being of the public.

Pennsylvania state flag
State Flower: mountain laurel; State Bird: ruffed grouse; State Animal: white-tailed deer; State Quarter

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Photos: Rinus Baak, Dreamstime (ruffed grouse); jamais_vu, iStockphoto (laurel); Vrabelpeter1, Dreamstime (deer); maogg, iStockphoto (quarter); tkacchuk, iStockphoto (flag)

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