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City of Erie at Lake Erie, Pennsylvania across Presque Isle Bay, Presque Isle State Park
The city of Erie, Pennsylvania seen across Presque Isle Bay, Presque Isle State Park, Lake Erie.
Image: Ken Lund

___ Reference Map of Pennsylvania (PA)

About Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania Topographic MapTopographic Regions Map of Pennsylvania. (click map to enlarge)

Pennsylvania FlagPennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a landlocked US state in the northern and Mid-Atlantic regions in the north east of the United States, with a 43 mi (70 km) short shoreline at Lake Erie. The Delaware River forms its eastern border with the states of New York and New Jersey, in south Pennsylvania is bordered by West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, and to the west by Ohio.

Founded in 1682 by William Penn, an English real estate entrepreneur, who gained sovereign rule of the territory with all rights and privileges (except the power to declare war). Pennsylvania was one of the 13 original colonies that abandoned the rule of the English Crown and later formed the United States. Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution on 12th December 1787; it was the second state, after Delaware, to ratify the U.S. Constitution.




Area
Susquehanna River Valley and the Allegheny Plateau
West Branch of the Susquehanna River Valley and the Allegheny Plateau foothills, view from Aughanbaugh Road on Bald Eagle Mountain.
Image: Nicholas A. Tonelli


With an area of 119,279 km² (46,054 sq mi) [1], Pennsylvania is ranked 33 in the US list of the largest states, about one third the size of Germany.

The state's landscape is dominated by the Appalachian Mountains, an eroded mountain chain in eastern North America. Mount Davis in the Forbes State Forest is with 979 m (3,213 ft ) is the highest point in the Quaker State (Pennsylvania's nickname). Major rivers are the Delaware River, the Susquehanna River, and the Allegheny River.


Major Geographic regions of Pennsylvania

The Delaware Valley in the flat Atlantic Coastal Plain with the Philadelphia metropolitan area, and the Pennsylvania Piedmont, an agricultural region of rolling hills in the state's portion of the Piedmont Plateau occupy the south eastern part of the state. Mountainous Northeastern Pennsylvania is home to the Pocono Mountains, the Endless Mountains and the former coal mining cities in the crescent-shaped Wyoming Valley (Anthracite Valley). A variety of landforms of the Appalachian Mountains dominate the central landscape of the Commonwealth. The north western portion of Pennsylvania is shaped by the large dissected Allegheny Plateau and the Allegheny Mountains in central Pennsylvania. The Lake Erie Plain is a narrow region along Lake Erie.




Population
Bethlehem Steel blast furnace seen from the Fahy Bridge
Making iron. Bethlehem Steel from the Fahy Bridge, Bethlehem Steel was a steel and shipbuilding company.
Pennsylvania was home of two of the largest steel producers in the world; Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel and Bethlehem-based Bethlehem Steel. The former blast furnace sites have either been destroyed, preserved, or in the case of Bethlehem, became a new multi-million dollar Sands Casino Resort in 2009.
Image: Jschnalzer

With an area of 119,279 km² (46,054 sq mi) [2], Pennsylvania is ranked 33 in the US list of the largest states, about one third the size of Germany.

The state's landscape is dominated by the Appalachian Mountains, an eroded mountain chain in eastern North America. Mount Davis in the Forbes State Forest is with 979 m (3,213 ft ) is the highest point in the Quaker State (Pennsylvania's nickname). Major rivers are the Delaware River, the Susquehanna River, and the Allegheny River.




Major Geographic regions of Pennsylvania

The Delaware Valley in the flat Atlantic Coastal Plain with the Philadelphia metropolitan area, and the Pennsylvania The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (aka The Keystone State (Pennsylvania's other nickname)) has a population of 12.8 million people (2018 est.) [2], making it the 6th most populous US state. Capital city is Harrisburg, largest city is Philadelphia, largest metropolitan area is Greater Philadelphia (Delaware Valley Metropolitan Area). Other major cities are Pittsburgh, Allentown, and Erie.

Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, and Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton are the major urban manufacturing centers in the Commonwealth.

Largest airport in the state is Philadelphia International Airport (IATA code: PHL), other international airports are Pittsburgh International Airport (IATA code: PIT), Harrisburg International Airport (IATA code: MDT), and Allentown's Lehigh Valley International Airport (IATA code: ABE)


Cities and Towns in Pennsylvania

The map shows the location of following cities and towns in Pennsylvania:

Downtown Pittsburgh and Duquesne Incline
Downtown Pittsburgh seen from the observation deck at the top station of the Duquesne Incline (inclined plane railroad).
Image: Dllu

Largest cities in Pennsylvania with a population of more than 100,000:
Philadelphia (1,553,000), Pittsburgh (306,000), Allentown (119,000), Erie (101,000), Reading (88,000), Scranton (76,000), Bethlehem (75,000), Lancaster (59,000), Harrisburg (49,000)
Population figures in 2014

Other cities and towns in Pennsylvania:
Aliquippa, Altoona, Beaver Falls, Bedford, Bellefonte, Berwick, Bethel Park, Bloomsburg, Bradford, Butler, Carbondale, Carlisle, Chambersburg, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Columbia, Connellsville, Corry, Coudersport, Doylestown, Du Bois, Easton, Edinboro, Emporium, Franklin, Gettysburg, Greensburg, Greenville, Grove City, Hanover, Hazleton, Honesdale, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jersey Shore, Johnstown, Kane, Kittanning, Lebanon, Levittown, Lewistown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Meadville, Monroeville, Mt Lebanon, New Castle, New Kensington, Norristown, Oil City, Pittston, Pottstown, Pottsville, Punxsutawney, Sayre, Sharon, Shenandoah, Somerset, St Marys, State College, Stroudsburg, Sunbury, Titusville, Towanda, TyronendianaI, Uniontown, Warren, Washington, Waynesburg, Wellsboro, West Chester, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, and York.


The detailed map below is showing the US state of Pennsylvania with boundaries, the location of the state capital Harrisburg, major cities and populated places, rivers and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.


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Reference Map of Pennsylvania
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