West Virginia Facts



State Location West Virginia Location In The US
State Abbreviation WV
Statehood June 20, 1863
State Capital Charleston
State Size Total (Land + Water): 24,230 sq miles; Land Only: 24,078 sq miles
Number of Counties 55
State Population (2015)1,844,128
State Population Density76.6 people / square mile
Electoral Votes5
State Quarter Issue Date October 14, 2005
State Motto Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers are always free)
State Flower Rhododendron
State Tree Sugar maple
State Bird Cardinal
Nickname Mountain State
State Flag West Virginia State Flag
State Gas Tax$0.3320 / Gallon
State Cigarette Tax$0.55 / Pack
Area Codes 304, 681
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Charleston (51,400)
Huntington (49,138)
Parkersburg (31,492)
Morgantown (29,660)
Wheeling (28,486)
Major Sports Teams None




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