46,058 sq mi

Population: 12,281,054

Capital: Harrisburg

Largest City: Philadelphia

Highest: Mt. Davis 3,213

State Flower: Mountain Laurel

State Bird: Ruffed Grouse

Nickname: Keystone State

Entered Union: december 12, 1787

2nd State

bulletPennsylvania's state fossil is Phacopsrana, a trilobite - essentially a pop-eyed, six-inch-long arthropod resembling a horseshoe crab - that roamed the shallow sea covering what is today Pennsylvania during the Devonian Period, 405 million to 365 million years ago.  Most specimens of Phacops rana fossils are found in the Mahantango Formation that blankets central and eastern parts of the state.

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