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Counties comprising the Pennsylvania Highlands Region
Counties comprising the Pennsylvania Highlands Region

The Pennsylvania Highlands region is a section of the Appalachian Mountains located in Eastern Pennsylvania frequently cited as a candidate for extensive ecological preservation. Image File history File links Map_of_PA_Highlands. ... Image File history File links Map_of_PA_Highlands. ... A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains (French: les Appalaches) are a vast system of North American mountains, partly in Canada, but mostly in the United States, forming a zone, from 100 to 300 miles wide, running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 1... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ...


The region is home to around 5 million people, with majority of it residing within the eastern half it. Population growth and surburban sprawl exploded in the seventies, and continues to rapidly increase. Every county saw growth from 1990-2000 and from 2000-2005. The region near Philadelphia is very densely-populated, and become less and less as you move west. One onset of such rapid growth has come from immigrants, with extensive influxes of Asian, European, and African peoples to the eastern counties, and Hispanic peoples region wide, who are skyrocketing in growth especially in counties such as Berks, Lehigh, and Lancaster. An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... This article is about the continent. ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish Hispano, from Latin Hispānus, adjective from Hispānia, Iberian Peninsula) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... Berks County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Lehigh County, referred to as the Valley by locals, is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Lancaster County is the name of several counties in the United States: Lancaster County, Nebraska Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Lancaster County, South Carolina Lancaster County, Virginia This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


The heavily forested region is seen as ecologically significant because, among other things, its dense forests serve to protect and supply clean drinking water to more than 15 million people, including large portions of both New Jersey and New York. The Pennsylvania Highlands also possess acknowledgement as a rural vacationing area and have even been recognized by the U.S. Forest Service as a "landscape of national significance" and by the State of New Jersey as a "Special Resource Area", none of which helps to protect it from the urban sprawl which threatens its natural resources each year.


Counties

Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Berks County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Bucks County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Dauphin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Lancaster County is the name of several counties in the United States: Lancaster County, Nebraska Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Lancaster County, South Carolina Lancaster County, Virginia This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Lehigh County, referred to as the Valley by locals, is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Lebanon County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed 1752 Seat Easton Area  - Total  - Water 977 km² (377 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... York County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...

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Cities | Government | History | Pennsylvanians Image File history File links Flag_of_Pennsylvania. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... List of cities in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... The History of Pennsylvania is as varied as any in the American experience and reflects the melting pot vision of the United States. ... This is a list of prominent people from Pennsylvania, USA. Christina Aguilera, musician Kurt Angle, professional wrestler Boyz II Men, musicians Glenn Branca, musician/composer Smedley Butler, General & two-time Medal of Honor winner John Cappelletti, athlete Vanessa Carlton, musician Coolio, musician Bill Cosby, comedian James J. Davis, public figure...

Capital

Harrisburg Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Dauphin Incorporated 1791 Charter 1860 Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D) Area    - City 26. ...

Metropolitan areas

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton | Altoona | Erie | Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon | Johnstown | Lancaster | Philadelphia | Pittsburgh | Reading | Scranton-Wilkes-Barre | State College | Williamsport | York-Hanover Pennsylvania has 14 metropolitan areas (MSAs) and 4 combined statistical areas (CSAs) defined by the United States Census Bureau. ... Nickname: The Queen City Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area    - City 46. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania Counties Lehigh and Northampton Founded 1741 Mayor John B. Callahan Area    - City 50. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Northampton Mayor Philip B. Mitman Area    - City 12. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1849 Incorporated Borough:February 6, 1854 City: April 3, 1867 County Blair County Mayor Wayne Hippo Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 25. ... Nickname: The Flagship City Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: County Erie County Founded 1795 Mayor Joseph Sinnott Area    - City 72. ... Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Dauphin Incorporated 1791 Charter 1860 Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D) Area    - City 26. ... Coordinates , Government County Cumberland County Founded 1751 Mayor Kirk R. Wilson Geographical characteristics Area     City 14. ... Nickname: Flood City Location Location of Johnstown within Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: The Red Rose City Location Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country  State   County United States  Pennsylvania   Lancaster Founded Incorporated 1718 March 10, 1818 Mayor Rick Gray (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 19. ... The Delaware Valley, also known as the Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area, is named for the Delaware River which flows through the region. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Berks County Founded 1748 Mayor Thomas McMahon Area    - City 26. ... The City of Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna CountyGR6 in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2003 estimate: 74,320). ... Nickname: The Diamond City Motto: Pattern After Us Coordinates: Country  State   County United States  Pennsylvania   Luzerne Founded Incorporated  Borough  City 1769  1806  1871 Mayor Thomas M. Leighton (D) Area    - City 18. ... Downtown State College, during 2005 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts State College, Pennsylvania, is a borough -- and more generally used, the borough and surrounding townships -- in Centre County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Williamsport Williamsport is a city in and the county seat of Lycoming CountyGR6, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Nickname: The White Rose City Coordinates , Government Country  State   County United States  Pennsylvania   York Incorporated  Borough  City  September 24, 1787  January 11, 1887 Mayor John Brenner Geographical characteristics Area     City 13. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Regions

Allegheny National Forest | Coal Region | Cumberland Valley | Delaware Valley | Dutch Country | Endless Mountains | Happy Valley | Pennsylvania Highlands | Laurel Highlands | Lehigh Valley | Northeast | Northern Tier | Northwest Region | The Poconos | Susquehanna Valley | Wyoming Valley | Western Pennsylvania This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest located in northwestern Pennsylvania. ... Counties of the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, known for anthracite mining. ... Cumberland Valley Township is a township located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. ... The Delaware Valley, also known as the Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area, is named for the Delaware River which flows through the region. ... Pennsylvania Dutch Country refers to an area of southeastern Pennsylvania that has a high percentage of Amish, Mennonite and Fancy Dutch inhabitants and where the Pennsylvania German language was historically common. ... The Endless Mountains are a chain of mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. ... For other locations called Happy Valley, see the Happy Valley article. ... The Laurel Highlands, in Southwestern Pennsylvania in the USA, encompasses Fayette County, Somerset County and Westmoreland County. ... Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley Region of Pennsylvania For the railroad company, see Lehigh Valley Railroad. ... This mountainous area of Pennsylvania includes the Pocono Mountains, the Endless Mountains and former anthracite coal mining cities and towns, including Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Pittston and Carbondale. ... The Northern Tier is a geographic region consisting of five rural counties in north-central Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the region in Pennsylvania. ... The Poconos, or the Pocono Mountains region, is a mountainous region of about 2,400 square miles (6,200 km²) located in northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 30 miles north of Allentown. ... The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States. ... A lesser-known Wyoming Valley exists in western New York in Wyoming County, where the valley of Oatka Creek is commonly known as the Wyoming Valley and includes the villages of Wyoming and Warsaw. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Counties

Adams | Allegheny | Armstrong | Beaver | Bedford | Berks | Blair | Bradford | Bucks | Butler | Cambria | Cameron | Carbon | Centre | Chester | Clarion | Clearfield | Clinton | Columbia | Crawford | Cumberland | Dauphin | Delaware | Elk | Erie | Fayette | Forest | Franklin | Fulton | Greene | Huntingdon | Indiana | Jefferson | Juniata | Lackawanna | Lancaster | Lawrence | Lebanon | Lehigh | Luzerne | Lycoming | McKean | Mercer | Mifflin | Monroe | Montgomery | Montour | Northampton | Northumberland | Perry | Philadelphia | Pike | Potter | Schuylkill | Snyder | Somerset | Sullivan | Susquehanna | Tioga | Union | Venango | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Westmoreland | Wyoming | York List of Pennsylvania counties: Pennsylvania counties Adams County, formed in 1800 from parts of York County. ... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed January 22, 1800 Seat Pittsburgh Area  - Total  - Water 1,929 km² (745 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Armstrong County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Beaver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... DONT beleive anything on this page! ppl can change it anytime they want to! im a kid and i am changing it right now!! luv yall!! PENNSYLVANIA ROCKS!!!! VENANGO COUNTY ROCKS TOO!!!! Bedford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Berks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Blair County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Bradford County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Cambria County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Cameron County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Carbon County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Centre County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Clarion County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Clearfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Clinton County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Crawford County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Dauphin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Delaware County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Elk County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Erie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed September 26, 1783 Seat Uniontown Area  - Total  - Water 2,067 km² (798 mi²) 20 km² (8 mi²) 0. ... Forest County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Huntingdon County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Indiana County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Juniata County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Lackawanna County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Lancaster County is a county located in the south-central portion of the state of Pennsylvania in the Susquehanna Valley. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Lehigh County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed Seat Wilkes-Barre Area  - Total  - Water 2,349 km² (907 mi²) 42 km² (16 mi²) 1. ... Lycoming County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... McKean County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Mifflin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, named for President James Monroe. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Montour County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed 1752 Seat Easton Area  - Total  - Water 977 km² (377 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Northumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Philadelphia County is a county located in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Potter County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Schuylkill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania on the Schuylkill River. ... Snyder County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Somerset County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Susquehanna County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Tioga County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Venango County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Westmoreland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Wyoming County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... York County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...


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