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General Facts

For Virginia

Virginia real estate - homes for sale
 
Median Household Income: $ 47,128
Income (w/ Children): $ 63,788
Population: 6,791,345
Land Area: 39,598 Square Miles
Population Density: 172 Persons per Square Mile
Nickname: Old Dominion
Capital: Richmond
Date of Statehood: June 25, 1788
State Bird: Cardinal
State Flower: Dogwood
State Tree: Dogwood

  

Virginia is known as the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia is a state in the eastern United States and one of the original 13 colonies. Named for the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I of England, Virginia was England’s first successful overseas colony and the site of the first permanent English settlement in America. At one time it held territory from which several other states were later formed. West Virginia was part of Virginia until 1863. Virginia’s rich political heritage helped shape the democratic principles on which the United States was founded. Virginia played an important role in the American Revolution (1775-1783), and it entered the Union as the tenth of the original 13 states on June 25, 1788. During the American Civil War (1861-1865) the state’s capital, Richmond, was also capital of the Confederacy. The state has long been nicknamed Old Dominion.

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe, all Virginians, were founding fathers of the United States and were among the first five U.S. Presidents. Virginia was also the birthplace of U.S. Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson.

Virginia is the 35th largest state in the United States, covering 42,326 square miles, including 1,000 square miles of inland water and 1,728 square miles of coastal waters over which the state has jurisdiction. It is roughly triangular in shape and has a maximum extent from east to west of 469 miles and a maximum from north to south of 201 miles. Virginia is bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north and east by Maryland and the District of Columbia, on the west by West Virginia and Kentucky, and on the south by Tennessee and North Carolina.

Virginia’s coastline, for both the mainland and the Eastern Shore counties, is 112 miles long. The state’s tidal shoreline measures 3,315 miles, including all bays, inlets, tidal estuaries, and other indentations. Major indentations include Chesapeake Bay; Hampton Roads, the excellent natural harbor on which are located Newport News, Norfolk, and Portsmouth; and the wide tidal estuaries of the lower Potomac, James, Rappahannock, and York rivers. Cape Henry, in the southeast, and Cape Charles, at the southern tip of the Eastern Shore, are the two most prominent capes. Long sandy beaches border the coast at Virginia Beach and along much of the Eastern Shore, but most other coastal areas have tidal marshes and swamps.

Average temperatures in the state generally decrease from southeast to northwest. Two areas are particularly distinct. The climate of the southeastern Coastal Plain, moderated by the Atlantic Ocean, has fewer hot and cold days, less snowfall, and a longer growing season than is typical in the rest of the state. Because of its altitude, the Cumberland Plateau region has fewer hot days, more cold days, and more snowfall than most parts of Virginia. Average January temperatures range from less than freezing in the west along the Kentucky line to more than 42° in southeastern Virginia. Average July temperatures range from more than 78° in the southeast to less than 68° in the western mountains. Extreme daytime temperatures in the lower 100°s sometimes occur on the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont and are often accompanied by high humidity.

Total precipitation ranges from about 35 to 40 inches a year in the northern part of the Ridge and Valley province, the driest part of Virginia, to more than 50 inches in the southeast and in the extreme southwestern parts of the state. Snowfalls are moderate, except in the mountains.