Pennsylvania – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

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Pennsylvania is a state in the northeastern United States and one of the 13 original American colonies. The metallurgical, engineering, and mining industries play an important role in the state’s economy. The most famous cities are Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The name of the state is often collapsed into Pennsylvania or Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Map of Pennsylvania / Where is Pennsylvania?
Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information About Pennsylvania
  2. What to See in the state of Pennsylvania
  3. Fun Facts about Pennsylvania
  4. Pennsylvania Weather
  5. Largest Cities in Pennsylvania
  6. Pennsylvania Food Prices
  7. State Symbols of Pennsylvania

Basic Information About Pennsylvania

What to See in the state of Pennsylvania

  1. The site of the Battle of Gettysburg
  2. Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in Philadelphia
  3. Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center
  4. PNC Park Baseball Stadium
  5. Presque Isle State Park
  6. Philadelphia Museum of Art
  7. Gettysburg Museum of History
  8. Longwood Gardens
  9. Hershey Park Amusement Park
  10. Eastern State Penitentiary

For tips on other sights and places of interest in Pennsylvania, post them in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Pennsylvania

Date of Pennsylvania’s Entry into the Union

December 12, 1787 (2nd in order)

Pennsylvania state nickname

Keystone State

The Highest Mountain in Pennsylvania

Mount Davis (979 metres)

Rivers in Pennsylvania

  1. Ohio River (1,579 km)
  2. Susquehanna River (747 km)
  3. Allegheny River (523 km)
  4. Delaware River (484 km)
  5. West Branch Susquehanna River (391 km)

Airports in Pennsylvania

  1. Philadelphia International Airport
  2. Pittsburgh International Airport
  3. Harrisburg International Airport
  4. Lehigh Valley International Airport
  5. Wilkes-Barre-Scranton International Airport

Pennsylvania Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles
  • MLB (baseball): Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • MLS (soccer): Philadelphia Union
  • NHL (ice hockey): Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • NBA (basketball): Philadelphia 76ers

Universities of Pennsylvania

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Drexel University
  • Lehigh University

ZIP Codes

15001-19640

Weather in Pennsylvania | Average temperatures in Pennsylvania | Average precipitation of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Weather

Pennsylvania is characterized by very cold winters and rainy summers. The average temperature in July is around 20-25 °C in most of the state, while in winter it usually ranges from -7 °C to +5 °C.

The warmest temperatures in the state are around Philadelphia, the coldest in the Appalachian Mountains.

Current forecast:

Largest Cities in Pennsylvania

# City Population Map
1 Philadelphia 1,587,829 Show on Map
2 Pittsburgh 302,571 Show on Map
3 Allentown 122,827 Show on Map
4 Erie 97,176 Show on Map
5 Reading 89,978 Show on Map
6 Upper Darby 83,566 Show on Map
7 Scranton 79,166 Show on Map
8 Bethlehem 77,755 Show on Map
9 Bensalem 49,528 Show on Map
10 Lancaster 59,698 Show on Map

Pennsylvania Food Prices

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $8.00
  • Restaurant Draft Beer (0.5L): $5.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $3.92
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.90
  • Milk (1 l): $1.08
  • Bread (500 g): $2.83
  • Rice (1 kg): $3.51
  • Egg (12 pcs): $2.56
  • Cheese (1 kg): $8.39
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $9.12
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $14.17
  • Apples (1 kg): $5.64
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.74
  • Oranges (1 kg): $3.78
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $4.76
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $4.60
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $2.13
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $3.26
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $10.70

Grocery prices in Philadelphia effective January 2021. Take these as a guide, prices vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Pennsylvania Flag | Pennsylvania State Emblem

State Symbols of Pennsylvania

  • Electric locomotive:PRR 4859
  • Insect: lightning bug
  • Hymn: Pennsylvania
  • Flower: Wide-leaved mumot
  • Motto: “Virtue, Liberty, and Independence” (“Virtue, Liberty, and Independence”)
  • Drink: milk
  • Steam locomotive: K4s 1361 and K4s 3750
  • Dog: dog
  • Fish: American whitefish
  • Tree: Canadian tree
  • Flagship: USS Niagara
  • Animal: White-tailed deer

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