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Brief History of Pennsylvania

Population: 12,742.886 thousand people (2011) Area: 119283.0 sq. km According to citypopulationreview.com, Pennsylvania is one of the US states whose motto is “Virtue, Liberty and Independence”. The Dutch and Swedes were the first Europeans to settle in what is now the state. In 1681, a large territory west of the Delaware River was transferred by… Read More »