The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the sixth most populous state in the United States of America and one of the nation's original thirteen states. It has a rich history of religion, patriotism, and economic expansion. The state covers approximately 46,000 square miles and has a population of nearly thirteen million.
Pennsylvania is most famous for its pivotal role in the American Revolution and the Civil War. It is also well known for its folk cultures which have been maintained with little alternation for centuries, particularly among the Amish and Mennonite populations. The state houses many well-respected universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State, Carnegie Mellon, Drexel, and Villanova.