Virginia

State of the United States of America
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inception
June 25, 1788
alias
Commonwealth of Virginia
State of Virginia
VA
Virginia, United States
Old Dominion
native label
Commonwealth of Virginia (english)
nickname
Old Dominion (english)
Mother of Presidents and the Mother of Statesmen (english)
short name
VA (english)
start time
1963
demonym
Virginian (english)
motto text
Sic semper tyrannis (latin)
located in the administrative territorial entity
coordinate location
latitude37.5
longitude-79
precision1
population
192019401960198020004M6M8M
8,382,993
point in time
2015
determination method
preferred
8,001,024
point in time
April 1, 2010
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7,078,515
point in time
2000
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6,187,358
point in time
1990
determination method
5,346,818
point in time
1980
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4,648,494
point in time
1970
determination method
3,966,949
point in time
1960
determination method
3,318,680
point in time
1950
determination method
2,677,773
point in time
1940
determination method
2,421,851
point in time
1930
determination method
2,309,187
point in time
1920
determination method
2,061,612
point in time
1910
determination method
contains administrative territorial entity
water as percent of area
elevation above sea level
290 metre
pronunciation audio
language of work or name
area
110,862 square kilometre
official website
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retrieved
August 13, 2017
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Dewey Decimal Classification
2--755
Commons category
Virginia
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Maps of Virginia
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coordinates of easternmost point
latitude38.027
longitude-75.242
precision0
coordinates of geographic center
latitude37.522
longitude-78.854
precision0
directions
16.6 mi (26.7 km) west of Buckingham (english)
coordinates of northernmost point
latitude39.466
longitude-78.347
precision0
coordinates of southernmost point
latitude36.541
longitude-79.511
precision0
coordinates of westernmost point
latitude36.601
longitude-83.675
precision0
maximum temperature record
110 degree Fahrenheit
point in time
July 15, 1954
minimum temperature record
-30 degree Fahrenheit
point in time
January 22, 1985
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Wikipedia creation date
8/19/2001
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Wikipedia opening text
Virginia (/vərˈdʒɪniə/ (listen)), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2018[update] is over 8.5 million. The area's history begins with several indigenous groups, including the Powhatan. In 1607 the London Company established the Colony of Virginia as the first permanent English colony in the New World. Virginia's state nickname, the Old Dominion, is a reference to this status. Slave labor and the land acquired from displaced Native American tribes each played a significant role in the colony's early politics and plantation economy. Virginia was one of the 13 Colonies in the American Revolution. In the American Civil War, Virginia's Secession Convention resolved to join the Confederacy, and Virginia's First Wheeling Convention resolved to remain in the Union; that led to the creation of West Virginia. Although the Commonwealth was under one-party rule for nearly a century following Reconstruction, both major national parties are competitive in modern Virginia. The Virginia General Assembly is the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World. The state government was ranked most effective by the Pew Center on the States in both 2005 and 2008. It is unique in how it treats cities and counties equally, manages local roads, and prohibits its governors from serving consecutive terms. Virginia's economy has many sectors: agriculture in the Shenandoah Valley; federal agencies in Northern Virginia, including the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); and military facilities in Hampton Roads, the site of the region's main seaport.
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VA
FIPS 5-2 numeric code (US states)
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