Virginia Facts



State Abbreviation VA
Statehood June 25, 1788
State Capital Richmond
State Size Total (Land + Water): 42,774 sq miles; Land Only: 39,594 sq miles
Number of Counties 95
State Population (2010)8,001,024
Electoral Votes13
State Quarter Issue Date October 16, 2000
State Motto Sic semper tyrannis (Thus always to tyrants)
State Flower American dogwood
State Bird Cardinal
Nickname The Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents
State Flag Virginia State Flag
Area Codes 276, 434, 540, 571, 703, 757, 804
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Virginia Beach (437,994)
Norfolk (242,803)
Chesapeake (222,209)
Arlington (207,627)
Richmond (204,214)
Major Sports Teams None




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