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State of Pennsylvania
 
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United States of America
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Capital: Harrisburg
 
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==Regions==
 
==Regions==
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*The [[Wikitravel:not an article|South]] -- warm and dry
 
*The [[Wikitravel:not an article|North]] -- cool and wet
 
*The [[Wikitravel:not an article|Coast]] -- beaches, great seafood
 
*[[Wikitravel:not an article|Inland]] -- agriculture and friendly people
 
  
 
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*[[Wikitravel:not an article|City 1]] -- industrial port city but a good starting point
 
*[[Wikitravel:not an article|City 2]] -- fun and funky, great nightlife
 
*[[Wikitravel:not an article|City 3]] -- warm beaches and slow lifestyle
 
*[[Wikitravel:not an article|City 4]] -- ancient castles and inspiring museums
 
  
 
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*[[Wikitravel:not an article|Park 1]] -- incredible mountanous park, great hiking
 
*[[Wikitravel:not an article|Park 2]] -- great rock formations and wildlife viewing
 
  
 
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Primary region language: English
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Other languages: Pennsylvania Dutch, a variant of German
  
 
==Get in==
 
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Official state web page: http://www.state.pa.us
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===Author===
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This state article was started by Christopher S. Penn of the Edvisors Network. Chris lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania from 1993-1997.

Revision as of 19:44, 2 December 2003

State of Pennsylvania United States of America Capital: Harrisburg

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Primary region language: English Other languages: Pennsylvania Dutch, a variant of German

Get in

Get around

Eat

Drink

Stay safe

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External links

Official state web page: http://www.state.pa.us

Author

This state article was started by Christopher S. Penn of the Edvisors Network. Chris lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania from 1993-1997.

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