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|Population (1994): 1,822,000
(35th in size)
State size: 24,231 square miles (41st in size)
State Capital: Charleston (named after Charles Clendenin, a Revolutionary War soldier and owner of the land on which the settlement was built)
Major cities: Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown and Wheeling
Admission to union: The 35th State
Date entered the union: June 20, 1863
Origin of state name: So named because it was originally part of Virginia.
Nicknames: The Mountain State
Bordering states: Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia
State bird: Cardinal
State flower: Great Rhododendron
State tree: Sugar Maple
Motto: Mountain People, Always Free
|The Allegheny Mountains|
|Primary industries include forestry and timber production. Natural resources include oil, gas and coal. Agriculture includes dairy farming, apples and peaches. Manufacturing includes iron, steel, glass and chemicals.|
|West Virginia separated from Virginia when Virginia joined the Confederacy. West Virginia wanted to stay with the Union.|
West Virginia State Flag
|West Virginia State Government home page|
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