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Facts About Virginia

Image of Virginia State FlagThe capital city of Virginia is Richmond. Virginia attained its statehood on June 25, 1788. Virginia’s official state flag was adopted in 1861.

  • Nickname of Virginia state is The Old Dominion; Mother of Presidents.
  • Virginia’s land area is 24231 sq.mi.
  • Virginia state is located in between 37.531N, 77.474W of the U.S.
  • Virginia’s bordering States are Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
  • Virginia’s Major Industries are: Agriculture, Government and Manufacturing (Transportation Equipment and Textiles), Food Processing, Printing.
  • Virginia apples are grown in more than 18,000 acres of land.
  • Virginia is the Internet Capital of the world.
  • Historical Sites in Virginia are: Mt. Vernon, home of George Washington; Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson; Stratford, home of Robert E. Lee, Confederate general; Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial; Richmond, capital of both the Confederacy and of the state today; Booker T. Washington’s birthplace near Roanoke; Colonial Williamsburg.
  • Virginia’s interesting places are Shenandoah National Park; Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Parks; the Skyline Drive; and the Blue Ridge National Parkway.