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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).

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Complete List of Cities in Pennsylvania

  • EMMAUS

    Emmaus is a Borough in Lehigh county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • LANSDOWNE

    Lansdowne is a Borough in Delaware county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • NANTICOKE

    Nanticoke is a City in Luzerne county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • COATESVILLE

    Coatesville is a City in Chester county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • BERWICK

    Berwick is a Borough in Columbia county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • JEANNETTE

    Jeannette is a City in Westmoreland county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • SUNBURY

    Sunbury is a City in Northumberland county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • BRENTWOOD

    Brentwood is a Borough in Allegheny county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • COLUMBIA

    Columbia is a Borough in Lancaster county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • DARBY

    Darby is a Borough in Delaware county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • WARREN

    Warren is a City in Warren county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • MORRISVILLE

    Morrisville is a Borough in Bucks county with -15 000 inhabitants.

  • BRISTOL

    Bristol is a Borough in Bucks county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • BEAVER FALLS

    Beaver Falls is a City in Beaver county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • EAST STROUDSBURG

    East Stroudsburg is a Borough in Monroe county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • CARBONDALE

    Carbondale is a City in Lackawanna county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • JEFFERSON HILLS

    Jefferson Hills is a Borough in Allegheny county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • SWISSVALE

    Swissvale is a Borough in Allegheny county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • WAYNESBORO

    Waynesboro is a Borough in Franklin county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • NORTHAMPTON

    Northampton is a Borough in Northampton county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • ECONOMY

    Economy is a Borough in Beaver county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • DORMONT

    Dormont is a Borough in Allegheny county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • MIDDLETOWN

    Middletown is a Borough in Dauphin county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • BRADFORD

    Bradford is a City in McKean county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • LOCK HAVEN

    Lock Haven is a City in Clinton county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • CONNELLSVILLE

    Connellsville is a City in Fayette county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • MECHANICSBURG

    Mechanicsburg is a Borough in Cumberland county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • LITITZ

    Lititz is a Borough in Lancaster county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • LEWISTOWN

    Lewistown is a Borough in Mifflin county with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • LATROBE

    Latrobe is a City in Westmoreland county with -10 000 inhabitants.

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