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Science In Your Backyard: Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania State Facts

Image of Pennsylvania with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate


Capital: Harrisburg(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 44,817 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 12,702,379
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Mt. Davis at 3,213 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Somerset
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Delaware River at Sea Level
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Centre County approx. 2 1/2 miles southwest of Bellefonte
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)

 

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