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Pennsylvania is the second American state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Though this state has a small surface area, it is now the 6th most densely populated state in the U.S.


Following are few facts about Pennsylvania

State motto of Pennsylvania – Virtue, Liberty, & Independence

Pennsylvania’s nick names – The Keystone State

Official state insect – Firefly

Official state flower – Mountain Laurel

Official state song – Pennsylvania, lyrics by Eddie Khoury and music by Ronnie Bonner

Official state bird – Ruffed Grouse

State beverage – Milk

State Colors – Blue and Gold

State animal – White-Tailed Deer

The iconic symbol of American Independence, the Liberty Bell is located in this state. The Independence National Historic Park, in Pennsylvania is where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where the Liberty bell is located. If you are visiting Pennsylvania, make sure to visit the following must see places of the state: Hershey Park, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eastern State Penitentiary, Gettysburg National Military Park and Pennsylvania State Capitol.

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