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WEST VIRGINIA State Facts and Figures

Interesting information you may or may not know!

State Facts

Full Name - State of West Virginia

Admitted to the Union (Rank) - June 20, 1863 (35th)

Population 2012 (Rank) - 1,855,413 (38th)

Land Area (Rank) - 24,078 square miles; 62,361 sq km (41st)

Capital - Charleston

State Nicknames - Mountain State

Motto - Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers are always free)


“West Virginia Hills” (music by H. E. Engle, words by Ellen King), “West Virginia, My Home Sweet Home” (music by Col. Julian G. Hearne, Jr.), “This Is My West Virginia” (music by Iris Bell)

State Symbols

Flower: Big rhododendron

Tree: Sugar maple

Bird: Cardinal

Gem: Mississippian fossil coral

Stone: Black bear

Colors: Blue and gold


Agriculture: Cattle, dairy products, poultry, apples

Industry: Chemical products, mining, primary metals, stone, clay, glass products, tourism