|Before statehood||Colony of Virginia|
|Admitted to the Union||June 25, 1788 (10th)|
|Largest city||Virginia Beach|
|Largest metro||Baltimore-Washington Metro Area|
|• Governor||Ralph Northam (D)|
|• Lieutenant Governor||Justin Fairfax (D)|
|• Upper house||Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Delegates|
|U.S. senators||Mark Warner (D)|
Tim Kaine (D)
|U.S. House delegation||7 Democrats|
4 Republicans (list)
|• Total||8,470,020 (2,017 est.)|
|• Density||206.7/sq mi (79.8/km2)|
|• Median household income||$61,486|
|• Income rank||14th|
|• Official language||English|
|• Spoken language||English 86%,|
|Latitude||36° 32′ N to 39° 28′ N|
|Longitude||75° 15′ W to 83° 41′ W|
|Virginia state symbols|
The Flag of Virginia
The Seal of Virginia
|Bird||Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)|
|Butterfly||Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucus)|
|Dog breed||American Foxhound (Canis lupis familiaris)|
|Fish||Brook trout, striped bass|
|Insect||Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucus)|
|Slogan||Virginia is for lovers|
|Tartan||Virginia Quadcentennial Tartan|
|State route marker|
Released in 2000
|Lists of United States state symbols|
Virginia is bordered (touching) by West Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia (across the Potomac River) to the north, by Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, by North Carolina and Tennessee to the south, and by Kentucky and West Virginia to the west.
Virginia became a state in 1788 after the American Revolution.
The state of West Virginia was part of Virginia until the American Civil War. Virginia then left (seceded from) the United States and joined the Confederate States of America. The western counties of Virginia seceded from Virginia to form a new state which was loyal to the Union. After the end of the Civil War, Virginia became part of the United States again in 1870, but the counties that had left to start West Virginia did not join Virginia again.
Virginia is the state where eight United States presidents were born. This is more than any other state.
The first African-American slaves were sent to Virginia.
Virginia has many different industries like local and national government, military, farming, technology and business. Many Virginians work for the government because it is next to Washington, D.C.. The Central Intelligence Agency,Department of Defense, as well as the National Science Foundation are in Northern Virginia . Farming is the main industry in the state making 334,000 jobs. Tomatos, Peanuts, Tobacco, and hay is grown in Virginia. Technology is a fast growing industry. Virginia is 4th in technology workers after after California, Texas, and New York.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Virginia.|
- "Virginia: Population estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. July 1, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
- "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
- "Articles, facts & infographics about Virginia Agriculture". Farm Flavor. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
- "Key Industries | Virginia Economic Development Partnership". www.vedp.org. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
- "Virginia loses tech jobs but maintains highest concentration in U.S. - Washington Post". web.archive.org. 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2019-03-29.