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|Population (1994): 6,552,000
(12th in size)
State size: 40,767 square miles (36th in size)
State Capital: Richmond (named after the city of Richmond in England)
Major cities: Hampton Roads, Richmond and Roanoke
Admission to union: The 10th State
Date entered the union: June 25, 1788
Origin of state name: Named after Queen Elizabeth I of England, who was known as the "Virgin Queen" because she was never married.
Nicknames: The Old Dominion
Bordering states: Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Tennessee
State bird: Cardinal
State flower: Flowering Dogwood
State tree: Dogwood
Motto: Thus Ever to Tyrants
|The Blue Ridge Mountains.|
|Tabacco farming is one of
the major industries, along with other types of farming.
There are also some natural resources, such as coal, and some manufacturing in the area.
|Virginia provided many leaders including George Washington and Robert E. Lee.|
Virginia State Flag
|Virginia State Government home page|
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