Wast Virginie (Listeni/ˌwɛst vərˈɪnjə/, Inglis: West Virginia) is a state in the Appalachie region o the Soothren Unitit States.[5][6][7][8] It is bordered bi Virginia tae the sootheast, Kentucky tae the soothwast, Ohio tae the northwast, Pennsylvania tae the northeast an Maryland tae the east. Wast Virginie is the 41st maist extensive an the 37t maist populous o the 50 Unitit States. The caipital an lairgest ceety is Charleston.

State o Wast Virginie
Banner o Wast Virginie State seal o Wast Virginie
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): Moontain State
Motto(s): Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers Are Always Free)
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Wast Virginie heichlichtit
Offeecial leidnane (de facto Inglis)
DemonymWest Virginian
(an lairgest ceety)
Lairgest metroCharleston metro aurie
AurieRanked 41st
 • Tot24,230 sq mi
(62,755 km2)
 • Width130 miles (210 km)
 • Lenth240 miles (385 km)
 • % watter0.6
 • Latitude37° 12′ N tae 40° 39′ N
 • Longitude77° 43′ W tae 82° 39′ W
PopulationRanked 38t
 • Tot1,850,326 (2014 est)[1]
 • Density77.1/sq mi  (29.8/km2)
Ranked 29t
 • Median hoosehauld income$38,029 (48t)
 • Heichest pyntSpruce Knob[2][3][4]
4,862 ft (1482 m)
 • Mean1,500 ft  (460 m)
 • Lawest pyntPotomac River at Virginia border[3][4]
240 ft (73 m)
Afore statehuidVirginia
Admission to Union20 Juin 1863 (35t)
GovrenorEarl Ray Tomblin (D)
Lieutenant GovernorJeff Kessler (D)
LegislaturWest Virginia Legislature
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Delegates
U.S. SenatorsJay Rockefeller (D)
Joe Manchin (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation1: David McKinley (R)
2: Shelley Moore Capito (R)
3: Nick Rahall (D) (leet)
Time zoneEastren: UTC-5/-4


  1. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. December 29, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  2. "Spruce Knob Cairn 1956". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  5. Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers
  6. Charles Reagan Wilson and William Ferris, Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1990.
  7. U.S. Census Bureau
  8. Thomas R. Ford and Rupert Bayless Vance, The Southern Appalachian Region, A Survey, Univ. of Kentucky Press, 1962

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Precedit bi
Leet o U.S. states bi date o statehuid
Admittit on 20 Juin 1863 (35t)
Succeedit bi