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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°16′11″N 76°52′32″W / 40.26972°N 76.87556°W / 40.26972; -76.87556Coordinates: 40°16′11″N 76°52′32″W / 40.26972°N 76.87556°W / 40.26972; -76.87556
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
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

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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