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Pennsylvania officially the Commonwealth (refers to the "common weal" or well-being of the public) of Pennsylvania. It is a state in the Mid-Atlantic, bordered by New York and Lake Erie in the north; New York and New Jersey in the east; Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia in the south; and West Virginia and Ohio in the west. Pennsylvania is the 5th-most populous state with 12,801,989 inhabitants in 2019. Its capital is Harrisburg, but its largest city is Philadelphia. Its governor is Tom Wolf.

Pennsylvania generally has a humid continental climate characterized by wide fluctuations in seasonal temperatures, with prevailing winds from the west. The average temperature in July is about 70 °F (21 °C) and in January about 28 °F (−2 °C). The growing season varies from nearly 200 days in the southeast to only 90 days in the north-central part of the state. About half of the state is wooded, although only small areas are still virgin forest, which has made Pennsylvania a place unique for hunting thanks to its abundant wildlife: rabbits, pheasants, and squirrels, tens of thousands of deer and a few hundred black bears.

In 1681, Englishman William Penn, a member of a Christian group called the Quakers, founded the British colony of Pennsylvania. A wave of German immigrants including Quakers, Mennonites, and Amish moved to the area. These settlers eventually developed their own dialect and their descendants are now called the Pennsylvania Dutch. In 1787, after the Independence War ended, Pennsylvania became the second U.S. state.

The economy of Pennsylvania has evolved through three distinct eras since the time of the first settlement, but since the 1920s service activities have increased drastically and have come to dominate employment. Of the total workforce, only a tiny fraction is now employed in the primary sector (agriculture, mining, and lumbering).

If you want information about your city in Pennsylvania, click on the Pennsylvania city names or Pennsylvania town names below:

Complete List of Cities in Pennsylvania

  • GREENCASTLE

    Greencastle is a Borough in Franklin county with -4 000 inhabitants.

  • NORTHUMBERLAND

    Northumberland is a Borough in Northumberland county with -4 000 inhabitants.

  • INGRAM

    Ingram is a Borough in Allegheny county with -4 000 inhabitants.

  • PITCAIRN

    Pitcairn is a Borough in Allegheny county with -4 000 inhabitants.

  • FREELAND

    Freeland is a Borough in Luzerne county with -4 000 inhabitants.

  • WESLEYVILLE

    Wesleyville is a Borough in Erie county with -4 000 inhabitants.

  • PEN ARGYL

    Pen Argyl is a Borough in Northampton county with -4 000 inhabitants.

  • MASONTOWN

    Masontown is a Borough in Fayette county with -4 000 inhabitants.

  • BLAIRSVILLE

    Blairsville is a Borough in Indiana county with -4 000 inhabitants.

  • MIFFLINBURG

    Mifflinburg is a Borough in Union county with -4 000 inhabitants.

  • SHARPSBURG

    Sharpsburg is a Borough in Allegheny county with -4 000 inhabitants.

  • HOMESTEAD

    Homestead is a Borough in Allegheny county with -4 000 inhabitants.

  • CHURCHILL

    Churchill is a Borough in Allegheny county with -4 000 inhabitants.

  • BRACKENRIDGE

    Brackenridge is a Borough in Allegheny county with -4 000 inhabitants.

  • WEST HAZLETON

    West Hazleton is a Borough in Luzerne county with -4 000 inhabitants.

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