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VIRGINIA State Facts and Figures

Interesting information you may or may not know!

State Facts

Full Name - Commonwealth  of Virginia

Admitted to the Union (Rank) - June 25, 1788 (10th)

Population 2012 (Rank) - 8,185,867 (12th)

Land Area (Rank) - 39,594 square miles; 102,548 sq km (37th)

Capital - Richmond

State Nicknames - The Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents

Motto - Sic semper tyrannis (Thus always to tyrants)


“Carry Me Back to Old Virginny” (music and words by James A. Bland)

State Symbols

Flower: American dogwood

Tree: Flowering dogwood

Bird: Cardinal

Dog: American foxhound

Shell: Oyster shell


Agriculture: Cattle, poultry, dairy products, tobacco, hogs, soybeans

Industry: Transportation equipment, textiles, food processing, printing, electric equipment, chemicals

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