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Pennsylvania

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Origin of Name Pennsylvania was named in honor of Admiral William Penn, father of the state's founder, William Penn. Area (rank) 46,058 sq mi (33rd). Population (rank) 12,773,801 (6th). Capital Harrisburg. Ratified Constitution (rank) December 2, 1787 (2nd).

William Penn
William Penn
was a leading member of the Society of Friends in England who founded Pennsylvania as a safe haven for member of his faith, as well as any other religious group being victimized by persecution.

Philadelphia
Philadelphia

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh

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