The capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg. Pennsylvania is steeped in colonial history. The territory was first settled by the Dutch, then the Swedes and finally the English. Philadelphia was the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the debates that decided the US Constitution. Two pivotal battles of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War took place in Pennsylvania - the battle of Valley Forge and the battle of Gettysburg. This rich heritage brings billions of tourists annually. The state is also home to 58,000 farms, occupying 8 million acres, produce dairy products, cattle, mushrooms, greenhouse and nursery products, poultry and eggs, a variety of fruits, sweet corn, potatoes, maple syrup and Christmas trees.
Governor: Tom Corbett
Largest cities: Philadelphia