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Virginie (Inglis: Virginia), offeecially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state locatit in the Sooth Atlantic region o the Unitit States. Virginia is nicknamit the "Old Dominion" an whiles the "Mother o Presidents" efter the aicht U.S. preses born thare. The geography an climate o the Commonwalth are shapit bi the Blue Ridge Mountains an the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for hintle o its flora an fauna. The caipital o the Commonwalth is Richmond; an Virginia Beach is the maist muckle ceety. Fairfax Coonty is the maist populous poleetical subdiveesion. The Commonwalth's population is ower aicht million.[2]

Commonwealth of Virginia
=Navy blue flag with the circular Seal of Virginia centred on it. =A circular seal with the words "Virginia" on the top and "Sic Semper Tyrannis" on the bottom. In the centre, a woman wearing a blue toga and Athenian helmet stands on the chest of dead man wearing a purple breastplate and skirt. The woman holds a spear and sheathed sword. The man holds a broken chain while his crown lies away from the figures. Orange leaves encircle the seal.
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): Old Dominion; Mother of Presidents; Mother of states.
Motto(s): Sic Semper Tyrannis (Latin)[1]
=Virginia is located on the Atlantic coast along the line that divides the Northern and Southern halves of the United States. It runs mostly east to west. It includes a small peninsula across a bay which is discontinuous with the rest of the state.
Offeecial leid Inglis
Spoken leids Inglis 94.6%, Spainyie 5.9%
Demonym Virginian
Caipital Richmond
Lairgest ceety Virginia Beach
Lairgest metro Northren Virginie
Aurie Ranked 35t
 • Tot 42,774.2 sq mi
(110,785.67 km2)
 • Width 200 miles (320 km)
 • Lenth 430 miles (690 km)
 • % watter 7.4
 • Latitude 36° 32′ N tae 39° 28′ N
 • Longitude 75° 15′ W tae 83° 41′ W
Population Ranked 12t
 • Tot 8,096,604 (2011 est)[2]
 • Density 204/sq mi  (79.0/km2)
Ranked 14t
 • Median hoosehauld income $61,044[3] (8t)
 • Heichest pynt Mount Rogers[4][5]
5,729 ft (1746 m)
 • Mean 950 ft  (290 m)
 • Lawest pynt Atlantic Ocean[4]
sea level
Afore statehuid Colony of Virginia
Admission to Union 25 Juin 1788 (10t)
Govrenor Ralph Northam (D)
Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax (D)
Legislatur General Assembly
 • Upper hoose Senate
 • Lawer hoose Hoose o Delegates
U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D)
Mark Warner (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation 8 Republicans,
3 Democrats (leet)
Time zone Eastren: UTC −5/−4
ISO 3166 US-VA
Abbreviations VA,


  1. "Factpack" (PDF). Virginia General Assembly. January 11, 2007. Retrieved October 14, 2008. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Annual Estimates of the Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012" (CSV). 2012 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. December 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  3. "Median household income in the past 12 months (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)". American Community Survey. United States Census Bureau. 2007. Retrieved September 2, 2008. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  5. Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.

Relatit informationEedit

Precedit bi
New Hampshire
Leet o U.S. states bi date o statehuid
Ratified Constitution on 25 Juin 1788 (10th)
Succeedit bi
New York