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Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, was one of the original 13 colonies of the United States. The state is roughly rectangular, about 300 miles (480 kilometers) east-west and 150 miles (240 kilometers) north-south. It borders Lake Erie and New York to the north; New York and New Jersey to the east; Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia to the south; West Virginia and Ohio to the west. Harrisburg, located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is the capital. Pennsylvania is classified as a mid-Atlantic state along with New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
Its central location on the east coast is sometimes said to be the origin of its nickname “Keystone State”. However, it never touches the Atlantic Ocean. However, water played almost as important a role in the growth of the state as did the wealth of its land.
The Delaware River marks the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To the northwest, a small pass separates Ohio and New York and forms a 40-mile (65 km) waterfront on Lake Erie, giving the state access to iron ore barges and other Great Lakes trade. The state has two large agglomerations.
Philadelphia is part of the East Coast population belt that stretches from Boston to Norfolk, Virginia. It is a major port on the Delaware River and one of the busiest shipping centers in the world. To the west, Pittsburgh is at the eastern end of a major industrial region that stretches along the Great Lakes plains to Chicago.