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Map of US highlighting Pennsylvania

Etymology

On March 4, 1681, Charles II of England granted a land tract to William Penn for the area that now includes Pennsylvania. Penn then founded a colony there as a place of religious freedom for Quakers, and named it for the sylvania, from [[silvanus#|silvanus]], meaning "woods," thus "Pennsylvania."

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  1. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Harrisburg; largest city: Philadelphia.
  2. The first, and historically largest, now defunct US railroad, a hallmark of the industrial age.

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  • (US state): PA

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