|flag||coat of arms/seal|
|pointed name:||The key clay/tone State|
|rank (within the USA):||33|
|altogether:||119,283 km ²|
|country:||116,074 km ²|
|water (%):||3,208 km ² (2.7%)|
|rank(within the USA):||6|
|since:||12. December 1787|
|time belt:||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
|degree of latitude:||39°43'N to 42°N|
|degree of longitude:||74°43'W to 80°31'W|
|highest situation:||979 m|
|average situation:||335 m|
|deepest situation:||0 m|
Pennsylvania [ˌpɛnsɪlˈveɪnɪə] and/or German Pennsylvanien (lat. for „Penns Waldland “), official name” Commonwealth OF Pennsylvania “, is a Federal State designated after William Penn in the east of the USA. It borders in the east on new jersey, in the southeast on Delaware, in the south on Maryland,in the southwest at west Virginia, in the west at Ohio and in the north at New York and the Eriesee.
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Pennsylvania the settlement area of the Susquehannock exterminated by Irokesen and European Kolonisten was original. 1643 established themselves the first settlers coming from Sweden. Later it arrived under control from England. King Charles II. lent at William Penn, there Quäker settled a possession document for the area of the today's state .
Since the outgoing 19.Jahrhundert, as important oil fieldswere discovered, grew the heavy industry steadily. For the Kohleförderung and the steel industry many workers were needed, so that the state attracted many immigrants from Europe. Since the fall of the heavy industry Pennsylvania undertakes large efforts to accomplish the necessary structural change.
Pennsylvania is with 103 Einwohnern/km ² one to seals settled Federal States of the USA.
About 88 per cent of the inhabitants white ones and 9 per cent are are afroamerikanischer origin. The Federal State became oneCenter of German-speaking immigrants, the Pennsylvania Dutch, among them Mennoniten and Ami. These established themselves particularly in the south, particularly in the Lancaster County. Berks County became in 18. Century of Evangelist Germans settles predominantly.
the main river by the country is called Allegheny River. Starting from Pittsburgh the river is called Ohio River. Pennsylvania is coined/shaped by hardwood forests and hill country. In the east of the country one finds the low mountain range of the Appalachen.
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See also list of the cities in Pennsylvania
it gives to two well-known ice hockey - teams: In Pittsburgh the Pittsburgh Penguins and in Philadelphia the Philadelphia of Flyers. In addition there the basketball is - crew that Philadelphia 76ers, those Football - crews Philadelphias Eagle and the Pittsburgh Steelers, in addition the baseball - crews Philadelphias Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates resident.
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- Website of the Federal State Pennsylvania
- VisitPA (tourism information)
- Pennsylvania DutchCountry/country of the Pennsylvania Germans (tourism information)
- German Pennsylvani working group registered association.
- Promotion of economy development of Pennsylvania in Germany
- environmental and nature protection authority
- with the bicycle on old railroad lines
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