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Province of Virginia

War fleet blue banner with the roundabout Seal of Virginia fixated on it. a round seal with the words "Virginia" on the top and "Sic Semper Tyrannis" on the base. In the focal point, a lady wearing a blue frock and Athenian protective cap remains on the midsection of dead man wearing a purple breastplate and skirt. The lady holds a lance and sheathed sword. The man holds a broken chain while his crown lies far from the figures. Orange leaves encompass the seal.

Flag seal

Nickname(s): Old Dominion; Mother of Presidents; Mother of States

Motto(s): Sic semper tyrannis

(English: Thus Always to Tyrants)[1]

Virginia is spotted on the Atlantic drift along the line that partitions the Northern and Southern parts of the United States. It runs for the most part east to west. It incorporates a little landmass over an inlet which is irregular with whatever is left of the state.

Official language english

Talked languages english 94.6%, Spanish 5.4%

Demonym virginian

Capital richmond

Biggest city virginia Beach

Biggest metro washington metropolitan range

Area ranked 35th

- Total 42,774.2 sq mi

(110,785.67 km2)

- Width 200 miles (320 km)

- Length 430 miles (690 km)

- % water 7.4

- Latitude 36° 32′ N to 39° 28′ N

- Longitude 75° 15′ W to 83° 41′ W

Population ranked twelfth

- Total 8,260,405 (2013 est)[2]

- Density 206.7/sq mi  (79.8/km2)

Positioned fourteenth

- Median family income $61,044 (eighth)


- Highest point mount Rogers[3][4]

5,729 ft (1746 m)

- Mean 950 ft  (290 m)

- Lowest point atlantic Ocean[3]

ocean level

Before statehood colony of Virginia

Admission to Union june 25, 1788 (tenth)

Governor terry Mcauliffe (D)

Lieutenant Governor ralph Northam (D)

Legislature general Assembly

- Upper house senate

- Lower house house of Delegates

U.s. Senators mark Warner (D)

Tim Kaine (D)

U.s. House delegation 8 Republicans,

3 Democrats (rundown)

Time zone eastern: UTC −5/−4

Abbreviations va, US-VA

Website www.virginia.gov

Virginia (Listeni/vərˈdʒɪnjə/), authoritatively the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.s. state placed in the South Atlantic locale of the United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" because of its status as a previous domain of the English Crown,[5] and "Mother of Presidents" because of the most U.s. presidents having been conceived there. The topography and atmosphere of the Commonwealth are molded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which give environment to much of its greenery. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most crowded city, and Fairfax County is the most crowded political subdivision. The Commonwealth's assessed populace starting 2013 is in excess of 8.2 million.[2]

The territory's history starts with a few indigenous gatherings, including the Powhatan. In 1607 the London Company created the Colony of Virginia as the first lasting New World English settlement. Slave work and the area procured from relocated Native American tribes each one assumed a noteworthy part in the settlement's initial governmental issues and estate economy. Virginia was one of the 13 Colonies in the American Revolution and joined the Confederacy in the American Civil War, amid which Richmond was made the Confederate capital and Virginia's northwestern regions withdrew to structure the state of West Virginia. Despite the fact that the Commonwealth was under single-gathering principle for a century after Reconstruction, both real national gatherings are focused in present day Virginia.[6]

The Virginia General Assembly is the most seasoned constant law-production body in the New World.[7] The state government has been over and over positioned best by the Pew Center on the States.[8] It is extraordinary by they way it treats urban areas and regions similarly, oversees nearby streets, and denies its governors from serving continuous terms. Virginia's economy has numerous parts: agribusiness in the Shenandoah Valley; government organizations in Northern Virginia, including the base camp of the Department of Defense and CIA; and military offices in Hampton Roads, the site of the area's fundamental seaport. Virginia's economy transitioned from basically rural to mechanical amid the 1960s and 1970s, and in 2002 workstation chips turned into the state's heading export.[9]

Substance  [hide]

1 Geography

1.1 Geology and landscape

1.2 Climate

1.3 Flora and fauna

2 History

2.1 Colony

2.2 Statehood

2.3 Civil War and outcome

2.4 Modern time

3 Cities and towns

4 Demographics

4.1 Ethnicity

4.2 Languages

4.3 Religion

5 Economy

5.1 Government

5.2 Business

5.3 Agriculture

5.4 Taxes

6 Culture

6.1 Fine and performing expressions

6.2 Festivals

7 Media

8 Education

9 Health

10 Transportation

11 Law and government

12 Politics

13 Sports

14 State images

15 See additionally

16 References

17 Bibliography


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