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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania




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Country United States
Commonwealth Pennsylvania
County Dauphin
Incorporated 1791
Charter 1860
Government
 • Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D)
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2010[1])
 • City 49,528
 • Density 6,114/sq mi (2,361/km2)
 • Urban
383,008
 • Metro
528,892

Harrisburg is the capital city of Pennsylvania, one of four U.S. states called a Commonwealth of the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city has 49,528 people living in it.

Harrisburg is the county seat of Dauphin County and is on the Susquehanna River, 105 miles (169 km) northwest of Philadelphia.

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