Harrisburg is the capital city of Pennsylvania, one of the four U.S. states called a Commonwealth of the United States. As of the 2020 United States Census, the city has 50,099 people living in it.
|• Mayor||Wanda Williams (D)|
|• City||11.4 sq mi (26.9 km2)|
|• Land||8.1 sq mi (21.0 km2)|
|• Water||3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)|
|• Urban||335.4 sq mi (539.7 km2)|
|Elevation||320 ft (98 m)|
|• Density||6,169.83/sq mi (2,382.18/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
Originally the home to Native Americans, Captain John Smith first made contact with them in 1608. In 1719, English trader John Harris, Sr. built a home on the bank of the river, and by 1785 obtained the land from William Penn, creating the settlement of "Harrisburg" named after Harris.
Notes and ReferencesEdit
- "Harrisburg city, Pennsylvania". QuickFacts. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
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