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ID: 7007710
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Pennsylvania (state)  Pennsylvania (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 076 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -76.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Occupied mainly by Algonquian, with Iroquoian-speakers in E, when English, Dutch and Swedes settled here 17th cen.; haven for religious dissenters founded by W Penn in 1682; suffered battles in French and Indian wars; was strongly pro-Revolution and pro-Union.

Names:
Pennsylvania (preferred,C,V)  ............ "Penn's woods" in Latin, reputedly named by Charles II of England for father of William Penn, to whom he granted land in 1681
PA (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Pennsylvania (state)  ............  Pennsylvania (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since December 12, 1787
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Harrisburg .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia county) [2378355]

Sources and Contributors:
PA..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
Pennsylvania..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:724
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:308 ff.
.......................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000338
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 724; 2:724
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 308 ff.; 29:308 ff.
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000338
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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