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Encyclopedia > South Central Pennsylvania

South Central Pennsylvania is a region of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania that includes the fourteen counties of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Schuylkill, Snyder, and York. The region is notable for its large Amish population, being the home of the state capital, being the site of the deadliest battlefield of the Civil War, and being the home of Hershey's chocolate and the York Peppermint Pattie. South Central Pennsylvania has also hosted two former capitals of the United States during the American Revolution. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Adams 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 and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Huntingdon County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Juniata County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, known as the Garden Spot of America since the 18th century, is located in the southeastern part of the state of Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Mifflin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Northumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... 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. ... York County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... The Amish (Amisch or Amische) (IPA: ) are an Anabaptist Christian denomination in the United States and Canada (Ontario and Manitoba) that are known for their plain dress and limited use of modern conveniences such as automobiles and electricity. ... A civil war is a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight against each other for the control of political power. ... The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), until April 2005 Hershey Foods Corporation[5], commonly called Hersheys, is Americas largest chocolate company. ... An unopened mini York Peppermint Pattie. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen Colonies that...


 
 

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