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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the sixth most populated state in the USA and is situated in the Mid-Atlantic region. Ranked 33rd in size, Pennsylvania has Harrisburg as its capital and Philadelphia is the largest city. Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, and Reading are other major cities. Pennsylvania shares its borderline with of Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Ohio.

The climate of Pennsylvania is humid and shows variation depending on the region and altitude. The north has lowly temperatures and the southeastern part is characterized by hottest summers; the central and western parts are dry.

Historically Pennsylvania has numerous important destinations as the state played a major role in the American Revolution directed at unseating the British. The memorial at Valley Forge and the Independence Hall in Philadelphia are key locations in the nation’s history. Also the historic site in Gettysburg where the largest battle pertaining to American Civil War was waged is a tourist hotspot.

Tourists are sure to be enthralled by the beautiful and diverse landscape of the state, which is decorated by mountains, hills, valleys, plateaus, rivers and lakes. From the stunning Pocono Mountain Resorts, the expansive Allegheny National Forest, Prince Gallitzin State Park or The Mount Assisi Gardens, each of these sites have awe inspiring natural beauty and serene atmosphere. A man made wonder that is greatly talked about is Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterwork “Fallingwater”. Visitors also throng to the famous Pennsylvania Dutch Country, which has been continuously inhabited by Amish and Mennonite people since the 18th century and their lifestyle is untouched by present day modernization.

Flawless sceneries coupled with architectural marvels are Pennsylvania’s greatest treasures for visitors.

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