Virginia is a US state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country. It is located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. It is the 35th largest state in the USA with covering an area of 110,787 km² (42,775 sq mi). With a population of about 8.5 million people (2019 est.), It is the 12th most populous state. The state’s capital is Richmond while the largest city is Virginia Beach (pop. 453,000).
In April 1606, King James I of England granted the Virginia Company a charter to establish colonies in Virginia. Virginia was the first region of the Americas where the English permanently settled. The area of Virginia was part of the original territory of the United States. The state joined the Union on 25th June 1788, as the 10th of the original thirteen states.
- Country: United States
- Before Statehood: Colony of Virginia
- Admitted to the Union: June 25, 1788 (10th)
- Capital: Richmond
- Population: 8.5 million
- Nickname: Old Dominion
- Major Industries: Agriculture, aerospace, mining, technology, military
- Size: 42,775 sq. miles
- Lowest point: the Atlantic Ocean at sea level
- Highest point: Rogers at 5,729 ft.
- Counties: 95
Political Map of Virginia
Virginia is located in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country. Political Map of Virginia shares borders with other 6 states Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Washington, District of Columbia. The state of Maryland and the District of Columbia are located to the northeast side of Virginia, while Kentucky is located to the west. North Carolina and Tennessee are located to the south of Virginia. The state’s nickname is The Old Dominion.
County Map of Virginia
The County Map of Virginia consists of 95 counties. There are also 38 independent cities that are considered county-equivalents for census purposes. Pittsylvania County is the largest county in Virginia by land area. It has a total area of 978 square miles (2,530 km2). Fairfax County is the most populous county in the state. As of the 2010 census, It has a population of 1,081,726.
Geography Map of Virginia
Virginia is a US state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country. It is located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. It is the 35th largest state in the USA with covering an area of 110,787 km² (42,775 sq mi). The state shares borders with Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Washington, District of Columbia.
The highest point in Virginia is Mount Rogers, at 1,746 m (5,729 ft). It is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, which geologically belong to the Appalachians. The Geography Map of Virginia has several distinct regions. major rivers include the James, Potomac, Shenandoah, Rappahannock, and York. Large inland bodies of water include the John H. Kerr Reservoir and Smith Mountain Lake.
Transportation Map of Virginia
Transportation Map of Virginia features 57,867 miles (93,128 km) of the total 70,105 miles (112,823 km) of roads in the state. It is the third-largest state highway system in the United States. Interstate highways are I-64, I-66, I-73, I-77, I-81, I-85, I-95, I-264, I-464, I-564, I-664, I-381, I-581, I-785, I-195, I-295, I-395, I-495, I-895.
Virginia’s largest airport is Washington Dulles International Airport. Other major airports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Norfolk International Airport, and Richmond International Airport. From Fredericksburg and Manassas, Virginia Railway Express operates two commuter lines into Washington, D.C.
Cities Map of Virginia
The state’s capital is Richmond while the largest city of the state is Virginia Beach (pop. 453,000). Largest cities in Virginia with a population: Virginia Beach (450,000), Chesapeake (242,600), Norfolk (244,000), Richmond (228,700) Newport News (178,600), Alexandria (160,500), Hampton (134,300).
Other cities and towns in Virginia:
Abingdon, Arlington, Blacksburg, Bluefield, Bristol, Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Chester, Chincoteague, Clifton Forge, Covington, Lexington, Luray, Lynchburg, Monterey, Norton, Onancock, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Pulaski, Radford, Reedville, Suffolk, Tappahannock, Warrenton, Waynesboro, Williamsburg, Winchester, and Wytheville.