Virginia Facts



State Location Virginia Location In The US
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 (2015)8,382,993
State Population Density211.7 people / square mile
Electoral Votes13
State Quarter Issue Date October 16, 2000
State Motto Sic semper tyrannis (Thus always to tyrants)
State Flower American dogwood
State Tree PAmerican dogwood
State Bird Cardinal
Nickname The Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents
State Flag Virginia State Flag
State Gas Tax$0.2233 / Gallon
State Cigarette Tax$0.30 / Pack
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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