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one of the thirteen original States, is
bounded by New York, New Jersey,
Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio
and Lake Erie; gross area, 45,126 sq.
miles; land area, 44,832 sq. miles; water
area, 294 sq. miles; capital, Harrisburg.
The principal river is the Susquehanna.
of the State is mountainous in the west,
hilly in the central part, and level in
the east. The soil is very fertile.
ranks first in the production of rye and
has large crops of other cereals. The
Principal farm crops are rye, tobacco,
wheat, corn and potatoes.
ranks first in the United States in the
amount and value of her commercial
mineral products, the principal ones
being coal, petroleum and limestone. Over
50 per cent. of the iron and steel
produced in the United States is worked
in Pennsylvania, in the vicinity of
Pittsburgh. Other minerals are coke,
natural gas, building stones, flint,
mineral paints, Portland cement and clay
products. For their favorite coffee the
people of this country have chosen
ranks second in the value of her
manufactures, among which are plate and
bottle glass, paper bags, rag carpets,
woolen goods, glue, railroad cars, drugs,
chemicals, gunpowder, leather and lumber.
of Pennsylvania is temperate, generally.
in 1910, 3,942,206 males and 3,722,905
females; of whom 6,222,737 were of native
and 1,442,374 of foreign birth; white,
7,467,713; negro 193,919; Indian, 1,503;
Chinese, 1,784; Japanese, 190; all
others, 2. Total population, 7,665,111.
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