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is the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in the United
States of America. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of
48,950, making it the ninth largest city in Pennsylvania, after
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton, Bethlehem
and Lancaster. The Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon combined statistical area
contains 647,390 residents.
When it comes to activities and events, Hershey and Harrisburg have
things to do for everyone. Whether it?s a family-fun vacation filled
with amusement parks and outdoor recreation or a weekend getaway with
the girls designed to indulge your guilty pleasures, you owe it to
yourself to see all that central Pennsylvania has to offer.
Most famous for our world-class amusement park, Hersheypark, we are also
home to one-of-a-kind experiences like Hershey?s Chocolate World, an
eclectic atmosphere along Cocoa Avenue, miles of shopping at the Outlets
at Hershey, and the Hershey Bears professional hockey team. And before
you arrive, be sure to check in to the many live performances and
concert events at the Hershey Theatre, the GIANT Center or Hersheypark
There are so many things to do in Harrisburg, Pa that you may need to
plan to visit us regularly. For those who like to be on the go, a
historical museum, art gallery stroll or winery tour will show you lots
of different sides to our region. The Whitaker center in Harrisburg
showcases the most unique national touring acts and live performers, and
major league baseball players get their start playing for the
Harrisburg Senators baseball team.
Harrisburg is also the home of the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, the
largest agricultural exhibition of its kind in the nation. Farmers from
all over Pennsylvania come to show their animals and participate in
competitions. Livestock are on display for people to interact with and
view. In 2004, Harrisburg hosted CowParade, an international public art
exhibit that has been featured in major cities all over the world.
Fiberglass sculptures of cows are decorated by local artists, and
distributed over the city centre, in public places such as train
stations and parks. They often feature artwork and designs specific to
local culture, as well as city life and other relevant themes.
The Harrisburg region truly is an exceptional place to live, work, and
raise a family. But, don't take our word for it - see for yourself by
clicking on the links below.
?Regional Real Estate
?Area Schools - K-12
?Colleges and Universities
?Occupational Wage and Salary Information
?Employment and Economic Statistics
?Harrisburg International Airport
?Local Population Demographics
?Current Harrisburg Region Weather
?Monthly and Daily Temperature Averages