- Admitted to statehood: December 12, 1787
- Origin of name: Named by William Penn. Pennsylvania means Penn's woods.
The 'sylvania' being the woods.
- Capital: Harrisburg
- Nickname: "The Keystone State"
- Motto: "Virtue, Liberty, and Independance"
- Bird: Ruffed Grouse
- Flower: Mountain Laurel
- Insect: Firefly
- Song: None *
- Slogan: "You've got a Friend in Pennsylvania"
- Stone: None *
- Tree: Eastern Hemlock
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