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Virginia Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Virginia
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: VA
  • U.S. Region: Southern United States
  • Admission to the Union: June 25th, 1788
  • Total Area: 42,774 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 8,654,542 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Richmond, VA
  • Largest City: Virginia Beach, VA

33 Virginia Facts

  1. Virginia is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Virginia was the 10th state to join the United States on June 25, 1788.
  3. Virginia is in the southern region of the United States.
  4. Virginia is the 35th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 42,774.93 square miles or 1.12% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Virginia's 42,774.93 square miles is 92.32% land and 7.68% surface water.
  6. Virginia is ranked 35th with the most land area in the United States, with 39,490.09 square miles of land area.
  7. Virginia is ranked 15th with the most water area in the United States, with 3,284.84 square miles of water area.
  8. Virginia is the 12th most populated U.S. state with a population of 8,631,393 or 2.61% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Virginia is the city of Richmond.
  10. Virginia is divided into 95 counties statewide.
  11. Fairfax County is the most populated county in Virginia
  12. The most populated city in Virginia is Virginia Beach with an estimated 450,189 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Virginia are Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Richmond and Newport News.
  14. A native or resident Virginia is called a Virginian.
  15. Virginia's average elevation statewide is 950 feet.
  16. Virginia's highest elevation point is Mount Mansfield at 4,395 feet.
  17. Virginia's lowest elevation point is the Atlantic Ocean at 0 feet.
  18. Virginia is all in the Eastern Time Zone (ET).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Virginia is VA.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Virginia is US-VA.
  21. Virginia is called the Old Dominion amd Mother of Presidents.
  22. The estimated median household income in Virginia is $76,456.
  23. Virginia is the 16th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $285,229.
  24. Virginia is ranked 21st on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Virginia has the 27th oldest population in the United States with a median age of 38.7.
  26. Virginia's average temperature is 55.54°F making it the 17th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Virginia on average has 42.76 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 23rd wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Virginia was 110 °F on Thursday, July 15, 1954, in Balcony Falls, VA.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Virginia was -30 °F on Tuesday, January 22, 1985, in Pembroke, VA.
  30. Virginia's official state motto is "Sic semper tyrannis" (Latin: Thus always to tyrants).
  31. Virginia's official state bird is the Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis).
  32. Virginia's official state tree is the Flowering dogwood (Cardinalis cardinalis).
  33. Virginia's official state flower is the American Dogwood (Cornus florida).

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Virginia on a Map of the United States of America

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The official state seal of Virginia that is used by the state's government.

Richmond the state capital of Virginia

Richmond the capital city of Virginia.

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