Virginia is situated in the South Atlantic area of the United States of America with the postal abbreviation VA. The state was dominated by the Mother of Presidents and the English Crown earlier, owing to the reason that nearly all presidents of the country were born in the state. The type of weather and the topography of the state are created by the Chesapeake Bay and the Blue Ridge Mountains, which offer the environment much of its ecology. The state is surrounded by Washington, D.C and Maryland in the east, Kentucky in the west, West Virginia in the north and Tennessee and North Carolina in the south.
The history of the state of Virginia starts with several native groups, as well as the Powhatan. The London Company formed the Colony of Virginia in the year 1607 as the first eternal New World English settlement. Slave work and the land, obtained from the relocated Native American ethnic groups, each played a major role in the plantation economy and early politics of the colony. Virginia was one among the 13 settlements in the colonies of the revolution of America and joined the union in the Civil War of America.
Virginia was the 10th state admitted to the union on the 25th of June 1788. The total land area of Virginia is 42,775 square miles, which offers the state a rank of 35 out of the available 50 states in the country. In addition, water surface occupies 3,282 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 96 counties in Virginia among which the Bland County was the most recent county formed in the state, in the year 1861.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Virginia was 7,078,515. Among the counties of the Virginia State, the most populous county is the Fairfax County with the population of 1,081,726, and the Highland County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 2,321.
As of 2010, there are 13 State Electoral Votes in Virginia. The State Quarter issue Date of Virginia is October 16, 2000. The state motto of Virginia is “Thus Always to Tyrants“.
Old Dominion State is the nickname of the state of Virginia. The name of the state bird of Virginia is the Cardinal. Flowering Dogwood is the state tree of Virginia, and the Dogwood is the state flower. Richmond City is the state capital of Virginia. The Virginia Beach City is the biggest of all cities in Virginia by population, and the Suffolk City ranks first in total land area. The Jamestown City is the oldest city in Virginia. The Virginia State is served by seven area codes, such as 276, 434, 540, 571, 703, 757 and 804.