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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 of West Virginia
Banner o Wast Virginie State seal o Wast Virginie
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): Mountain State
Motto(s): Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers Are Always Free)
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Wast Virginie heichlichtit
Offeecial leid nane (de facto Inglis)
Demonym West Virginian
(an lairgest ceety)
Lairgest metro Charleston metro aurie
Aurie Ranked 41st
 • Tot 24,230 sq mi
(62,755 km2)
 • Width 130 miles (210 km)
 • Lenth 240 miles (385 km)
 • % watter 0.6
 • Latitude 37° 12′ N tae 40° 39′ N
 • Longitude 77° 43′ W tae 82° 39′ W
Population Ranked 38t
 • Tot 1,850,326 (2014 est)[1]
 • Density 77.1/sq mi  (29.8/km2)
Ranked 29t
 • Median hoosehauld income $38,029 (48t)
 • Heichest pynt Spruce Knob[2][3][4]
4,862 ft (1482 m)
 • Mean 1,500 ft  (460 m)
 • Lawest pynt Potomac River at Virginia border[3][4]
240 ft (73 m)
Afore statehuid Virginia
Admission to Union 20 Juin 1863 (35t)
Govrenor Earl Ray Tomblin (D)
Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kessler (D)
Legislatur West Virginia Legislature
 • Upper hoose Senate
 • Lawer hoose Hoose o Delegates
U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller (D)
Joe Manchin (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation 1: David McKinley (R)
2: Shelley Moore Capito (R)
3: Nick Rahall (D) (leet)
Time zone Eastren: UTC-5/-4
ISO 3166 US-WV
Abbreviations WV,


  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