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Ratification or Admission:  December 12, 1787 (2nd)
Present Constitution Adopted:  
State Abbreviation:  PA
State Capital:  Harrisburg
Largest City - Population:  Philadelphia
Origin of the Name:  Means “Penn's Woodland”. Named after Adm. Sir William Penn, father of William Penn.
State Motto:  “Virtue, Liberty, and Independence”
State Nickname:  Keystone State
State Song:  "Pennsylvania" | Eddie Khoury and Ronnie Bonner
State Animal:  White-tailed deer
State Bird:  Ruffed Grouse
State Fish:  Brook trout
State Flower:  Mountain Laurel
State Fruit:  None
State Gemstone:  None
State Insect:  Firefly Beetle
State Mineral:  Bowenite
State Tree:  Hemlock
State Flag:  Pennsylvania’s State Flag is more of a square than a rectangle. The-State-Flag-Flying composed of a blue field on which the State Coat of Arms is embroidered. Draft horses are on either side of the coat of arms and the American eagle rests on the top. The scroll at the bottom reads “Virtue, Liberty and Independence”.


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coal, limestone, natural gas, petroleum, sand and gravel, stone.

chemicals, clothing, electrical equipment, food processing, machinery, metal products, steel.

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