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The capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Pennsylvania: PA
Typical abbreviations for Pennsylvania: Pa., Penn., Penna.
The pronunciation of Pennsylvania:
When the people of Pennsylvania refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Pennsylvania is in the Eastern Time (EST/EDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nicknames for Pennsylvania: "The Keystone State"; "The Quaker State"
State Motto: "Virtue, Liberty and Independence"
State Bird: Ruffed Grouse (bonasa umbellus)
State Tree: Eastern Hemlock (tsuga canadensis)
State Flower: Mountain Laurel (kalmia latifloia)
State Song: "Pennsylvania"
Statehood: Pennsylvania became the 2nd state on Dec 12, 1787.
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