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Capital City:

Richmond

Statehood:

June 25, 1788 (10th)

Population:

6,890,000

Nickname:

Old Dominion

Motto:

Sic Semper Tyrannis (Thus Always to Tyrants)

Origin of State Name:

Named for England's "Virgin Queen," Elizabeth I

Counties:

95

Largest Cities:

Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Richmond, Chesapeake, Newport News

Border States:

Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia

Land Area:

39,700 sq. mi., 36th largest

Highest Point:

Mt. Rogers, 5,729 ft.

Lowest Point:

Atlantic Ocean, sea level

State Bird:

Cardinal

State Flower:

Dogwood (cornus florida)

State Tree:

Dogwood (cornus florida)

State Song:

State Web Site:

www.state.va.us


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