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State of Pennsylvania

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Facts about Pennsylvania

  • The State of Pennsylvania is the 2nd U.S. state.
  • Pennsylvania received statehood on December 12, 1787.
  • Pennsylvania's state capital is Harrisburg.
  • Pennsylvania's state postal abbreviation is PA.

Pennsylvania's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Ruffed Grouse
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Bonasa umbellus

  • Official State Flower: Mountain laurel
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Kalmia latifolia
  • Year: 1933

  • Official State Motto: Virtue, Liberty, and Independence
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation:

  • Official State Song: Pennsylvania

  • Official State Tree: Eastern hemlock
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Tsuga canadensis
  • Year: 1931

Pennsylvania's Sports

MLB - Major League Baseball Teams MLS - Major League Soccer Teams NBA - National Basketball Association Teams NFL - National Football League Teams NHL - National Hockey League Teams WPS - Womens Professional Soccer Teams

Pennsylvania's State Government and Public Safety


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