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The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Shickshinny is approximately 1,108 (1990), 838 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 494 (1990), 371 (2010).
The amount of land area in Shickshinny is 1.139 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Shickshinny to Washington DC is 162 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 71 miles. (as the crow flies)
Shickshinny is positioned 41.15 degrees north of the equator and 76.15 degrees west of the prime meridian.


northeast of Berwick in east-central Pennsylvania.
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"Situated along a scenic strip of Route 11, midway between Nanticoke and Berwick, Shickshinny is named for nearby Shickshinny Creek. The word means "five mountains," as five mountains do indeed converge near Shickshinny: Newport, Knob, Lee's, River, and Rocky Mountains."
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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