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Many symbols of Pennsylvania can be found in our Pennsylvania coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Pennsylvania Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Pennsylvania OutlineState Name: Pennsylvania
State Nickname: The Keystone State
State Capital: Harrisburg
State Governor: Tom Corbett
State Abbreviation: Pa.
2 letter Postal Code: PA
Area: 45,333 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Dec. 12, 1787
State #: 2
Borders: New York, Delaware River, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, W. Virginia, Ohio
Pennsylvania  flagFlag Meaning: An eagle, wreath and shield coat of arms appear on the center of the dark blue field of the flag. The coat of arms contains the official seal of the William Penn family. Two blue rearing horses appear on each side of the shield. The horses' harnesses symbolize the state being able to be drawn out of any difficulties. The rust color banner at the bottom bears Pennsylvania's motto, "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence." The flag was adopted in 1907.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 19
State Motto: Virtue, liberty, and independence
State Flower: mountain laurel
State Bird: ruffed grouse
State Song: "Pennsylvania"
State Tree: hemlock
State Mammal: Whitetail deer
State Fish: Brook Trout
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Altoona
Famous Residents:
- Louisa May Alcott, novelist
- John Barrymore, actor
- Daniel Boone, frontiersman
- James Buchanan, president
- Mary Cassatt, painter
- Bill Cosby, actor
- Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, band leaders
- W. C. Fields, comedian
- Princess Grace of Monaco
- Reggie Jackson, baseball player
- Gene Kelly, dancer and actor
- Margaret Mead, anthropologist
- Arnold Palmer, golfer
- Fred Rogers, childrens' TV host
- Betsy Ross, flagmaker
- Andrew Wyeth, painter
Attractions: First Oil Well in U.S., Gettysburg - Civil War Battlefield, Independence Hall, Valley Forge Historial Park, Amish House and Farm, Betsy Ross House, Cloisters, Hershey, McCleary Wolf Farm, Rockville Bridge
Agriculture: diary products, field crops, livestock, poultry and eggs, vegetables
Natural Resources: coal, limestone, oil, natural gas, sand, stone, gravel
 

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