Pennsylvania Facts and state Photo Gallery

Pennsylvania Facts:

Above: Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, with a resident population of more than 1.5 million.

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top 10 Pennsylvania Facts

1.  The official state flower of Pennsylvania is the Mountain Laurel.

2.  The official state tree of Pennsylvania is the Hemlock.

3.  The official state bird of Pennsylvania is the Roughed Grouse.

4.  Pennsylvania is home to 119 State Parks. 

5.  The state of Pennsylvania is divided into eight geographical regions: Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Southeast, South Central, Central, Southwest, and Pittsburgh.

7.  The five largest cities in Pennsylvania (by population size) are Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, and Scranton, in that order.

8.  Pennsylvania has 27 private universities.

9.  Pennsylvania was the first US state to put its website on state license plates. 

10. More Pennsylvania Facts: The state was once occupied by a Native American tribe called Mingo.

Above: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  

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Five Truly Unique Pennsylvania Tourist Attractions

1. Insectarium in Philadelphia features a cockroach petting zoo and a model kitchen infested with these critters.

2. The Crayola Factory and Crayon Hall of Fame in Easton offers a hands-on interactive experience.

3. Lost River Caverns in Hellertown is a natural Limestone cavern with five explorable chambers.

4. Indian Echo Caverns in Hummelstown is a must-see for Pennsylvania tourists. 

5. Clyde Peeling's Reptiland in Allenwood features live alligators, giant lizards, and poisonous snakes.

Below: Downtown Reading.


universities in pennsylvania

  1. Alvernia University, Reading
  2. Arcadia University, Cheltenham Township
  3. Carlow University, Pittsburgh
  4. Carnegie Mellon University,Pittsburgh
  5. Drexel University, Philadelphia
  6. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh
  7. Eastern University, Radnor Township
  8. Gannon University, Erie
  9. Holy Family University,Philadelphia
  10. Immaculata University, East Whitehead Township
  11. La Salle University, Philadelphia
  12. Lehigh University, Bethlehem
  13. Marywood University, Dunmore
  14. Misericordia University, Dallas Township
  15. Neumann University, Aston Township
  16. Philadelphia University, Philadelphia
  17. Robert Morris University, Moon Township
  18. Saint Francis University, Loretto
  19. Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia
  20. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  21. University of Scranton, Scranton
  22. University of the Sciences, Philadelphia
  23. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
  24. Villanova University, Radnor Township
  25. Waynesburg University, Waynesburg
  26. Widener University, Chester
  27. Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre

Below: University of Pennsylvania.


Below: A farm at Schuylkill in Autumn.


Above: The homey town of Danville.


Above: The charming town of Lancaster.

Above: Elfreth's Alley, a quaint row of Amish homes in Lancaster.

Above: The Steel Stacks at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


Above: Boxcars are beautiful in Philadelphia.


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