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Where is the Capital of Pennsylvania?
The Map of Pennsylvania (PA) shows the location of the state capital in the "Keystone State". Pennsylvania has 66 counties, and the capital of the State is Harrisburg. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Harrisburg including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


The Map of Pennsylvania and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 46,058 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Harrisburg, is 11.4 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Harrisburg located?
The location of Harrisburg is on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, in the south eastern part of the state. The city is located in Dauphin county, Pennsylvania.

Capital of Pennsylvania - Harrisburg
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Harrisburg is the capital of the state of Pennsylvania. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Pennsylvania? (PA)

The State of Pennsylvania is located the North eastern US.


History & Facts on Harrisburg, the Capital of Pennsylvania
The History and Fast, fun facts about Harrisburg, the capital city of Pennsylvania:

History & Facts about Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Fast Fact Sheet
Fact 1: The Capital of the State of , Pennsylvania is Harrisburg, although the largest city is Philadelphia
Fact 2: The state covers 46,058 square miles and the size of the capital is 11.4 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city is 49,279. Nickname "Pennsylvania's Capital City"
Fact 4:  It is the county seat of Dauphin county, Pennsylvania.

Fact 5 on History: The area was first settled c.1710 by John Harris, who established a trading post and operated a ferry across the Susquehanna River

Fact 6 on History: The town that emerged was named after John Harris. The word 'Burg' was once a place name signifying a town or city

Fact 7 on History: The town boomed and the population exceeded 4000 and became a city which was laid out in 1785

Fact 8 on History: Harrisburg and was made the state capital of , Pennsylvania in 1812.

Fact 9 on History: The state capitol was designed in Italian Renaissance style and the state building was completed in 1906 with a dome patterned after St. Peter's in Rome

Facts about the Population of Harrisburg
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Harrisburg, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Harrisburg was 49,279, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

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