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The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.

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17101, 17102, 17104, 17110, 17112

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Harrisburg is approximately 53,000 (2000), 49528 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 24,590 (1990), 20605 (2010).

The amount of land area in Harrisburg is 21.001 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 8.624 sq kilometers.
The distance from Harrisburg to Washington DC is 104 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Harrisburg is positioned 40.27 degrees north of the equator and 76.88 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Harrisburg location: in eastern Pennsylvania. Harrisburg is just 88 miles to Baltimore, Maryland, 114 to Philadelphia, PA, 169 to New York City, and 104 to Washington, D. C.

Here is a map page for Harrisburg.

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Climate & Weather

The average low temperature is 42.6 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 61 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Harrisburg history:

Harrisburg is the state capital for Pennsylvania.

"Named in 1785 by John Harris Jr. who laid out the town. Harris' father ran a ferry service here beginning in the 1750s. Shortly after 1785, state officials changed Harrisburg's name to Louisburg, in honor of Louis XVI and out of recognition for France's support of the colonies in the war with Britain. But although the name was officially Louisburg, everyone still called the joint Harrisburg, as the Harrises were popular people indeed. The state got the message and soon changed the official name back."
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
The settling of Harrisburg: 1710 by Europeans
The incorporation date of Harrisburg: 1791 as a borough, 1860 as a city

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Harrisburg attractions:

Harrisburg/Hershey/Carlisle Welcome Center

Pennsylvania Capital Region
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Information about the State Capitol

The National Civil War Museum
P.O. Box 1861
Harrisburg, PA 17105-1861
Phone: 1-866-BluGray

The Susquehanna Art Museum
301 Market Street
Harrisburg, Pa. 17101
Phone: 717-233-8668

The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 787-4979

Museums in Harrisburg Museums in Harrisburg

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