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The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.

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16501, 16502, 16503, 16504, 16506, 16507, 16508, 16509, 16511, 16565

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The population of Erie is approximately 108,718 (1990), 101786 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 45,424 (1990), 40913 (2010).

The amount of land area in Erie is 56.947 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 15.578 sq kilometers.
The distance from Erie to Washington DC is 278 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 212 miles. (as the crow flies)
Erie is positioned 42.12 degrees north of the equator and 80.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Erie location: in the far northwest corner of the state

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History & History Related Items

Erie history:

"Erie means 'raccoon.' The Erie tribe is sometimes referred to as the Cat Nation, the raccoon being a wild cat that appears as the main figure on the Erie totem pole. Early French maps of North America refer to Lake Erie as Lac du Chat - "The Lake of the Cat."
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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Erie attractions:

Discovery Square Inc
400 French St # 20
Erie, PA 16507-1569
Phone: 814-452-1942

Erie Art Museum
411 State St
Erie, PA 16501-1106
Phone: 814-459-5477

Erie Historical Museum
356 W 6th St
Erie, PA 16507-1245
Phone: 814-871-5790

Experience Children Museum
420 French St
Erie, PA 16507-1541
Phone: 814-453-3743

Firefighters Historical Museum
428 Chestnut St
Erie, PA 16507-1224
Phone: 814-456-5969

Flagship Niagara League
150 E Front St
Erie, PA 16507-1554
Phone: 814-452-2744

Niagara Us Brig
150 E Front St
Erie, PA 16507-1554
Phone: 814-871-4596

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