What are the largest and smallest counties in Pennsylvania?

what are the largest and smallest counties in pennsylvania?

What are the largest and smallest counties in Pennsylvania?

(WHTM) – Pennsylvania is home to 67 counties with a population of 12,961,683, but what are the largest and smallest counties in the Keystone State?

The smallest county in Pennsylvania (by land area) is Montour County with 130.24 square miles of land area. The largest county in Pennsylvania is Lycoming County with 1,228.59 square miles.

Montour County ranks 62 in population with 18,165 people while Lycoming County ranks 29 with 114,022 people.

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There are 11 municipalities in Montour County:

  • Anthony Township
  • Cooper Township
  • Danville Borough
  • Derry Township
  • Liberty Township
  • Limestone Township
  • Mahoning Township
  • Mayberry Township
  • Valley Township
  • Washingtonville Borough
  • West Hemlock Township

Montour County’s website lists multiple destinations for visitors to see/do that are nearby and include:

  • Bloomsburg Fair
  • Knoebels Amusement Park
  • Ricketts Glen State Park
  • Shikellamy State Park
  • Montour Preserve

Lycoming County is home to 52 municipalities with one city, nine boroughs, and 42 townships. The only city in Lycoming County is Williamsport. A full list of the municipalities can be found here.

According to Visit Lycoming County, here are things to do while visiting their county:

  • Little League World Series/Little League World Series Museum
  • Pine Creek Rail Trail
  • Musselman’s Golf
  • Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland

The top five largest counties in Pennsylvania are Lycoming (1,228.59 square miles), Bradford (1,147.40 square miles), Clearfield (1,144.72 square miles), Tioga (1,133.79 square miles), and Centre (1,109.92 square miles).

The five smallest counties in Pennsylvania include Montour (130.24 square miles), Philadelphia (134.10 square miles), Delaware (183.84 square miles), Union (315.98 square miles), and Snyder (328.71 square miles).

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