What Is the Capital of Pennsylvania?


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The capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg. Harrisburg is located along the Susquehanna River approximately 200 miles east of Pittsburgh. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Harrisburg had a population of 49,000 people as of 2013. Harrisburg comprises a total area of about 11 square miles.

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What Is the Capital of Pennsylvania?
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Harrisburg was incorporated in 1791 and was named after its founder, John Harris. Harrisburg is the county seat of Dauphin County and is one of the 10 most populated cities in Pennsylvania. The city has a four-season climate varying between being humid subtropical and humid continental. Harrisburg has warm summers with an average temperature of about 76 degrees Fahrenheit in July and cold winters with an average temperature below 30 degrees Fahrenheit in January.

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