State of Pennsylvania
United States of America
Steel belt - the area around the city of Pittsburgh
Susquehanna Valley - the area in the south central portion of the state
Tri-Cities - Harrisburg, Lancaster, York
The State of Pennsylvania is a geographically diverse state with a great lake on one short and a major seaport on the other. The climate of Pennsylvania is pleasant, with cold winters, mild to hot summers, and gorgeous springtimes.
Pennsylvania hosts a number of vital cities, from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. The city of Philadelphia houses the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, two major national historical landmarks. The interior of the state has a number of subcultures worth exploring, including the famous Amish countryside, a religious community based in Christian Anabaptist dogma.
Pennsylvania is also host to a diverse group of people, with ethnic enclaves of black, Hispanic, and Southeast Asian populations in its major cities.
Primary region language: English
Other languages: Pennsylvania Dutch, a variant of German
Interstate highways lead most traffic into the state.
Amtrak serves the state of Pennsylvania with major stops at Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh. Philadelphia is a stop on the Northeast Corridor.
Official state web page: http://www.state.pa.us
This state article was started by Christopher S. Penn. Chris lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania from 1993-1997.