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Commonwealth of Virginia is located on Atlantic Coast of the Southern United States. It is the fourth largest state of the US. Virginia has rank 35th in size among the 50 United States. Virginia total area is 42,774.2 sq mi. The state total population is 7,882,590 in 2009 estimation. Virginia has 12th rank in population. The state nickname is The Old Dominion. State capital city is Richmond and largest city is Virginia Beach. Virginia?s official language is English. 94.6% of the people speak English and 5.9% of people are speaking Spanish in Virginia. Virginia bordered on the north and east by Maryland and Washington, D.C, east by Atlantic Ocean, west by Kentucky and south by North Carolina and Tennessee. Virginia total boundary length is 112 mi. Virginia has humid subtropical climate. Winters are generally colder and summers are very hot. Total forest land of the state is covered by 16,074,000 acres. It is covered more than 63% of the state's land area. The forestry's tree seed orchards have developed strains of loblolly, shortleaf, white and Virginia pine for planting in cutover timberland. The commonwealth of Virginia?s important product is tobacco. Tobacco is the most important economic product in the state. It has been replaced by livestock as the state's most valuable source of agricultural income. Tobacco products are Virginia's most valuable manufacturing sector followed by beverages.

Virginia Recreation, Culture and Attractions

Virginia is rich in cultural heritage. Virginia culture was popularized and spread through out the America. Modern Virginia culture has many sources and is part of the culture of Southern United States. In Virginia counties and local cities celebrates the county fairs and festivals. They celebrate Fairfax with popular and traditional music performances. Virginia has no major league professional sports team. It is home to many minor league clubs especially in baseball and soccer. There is also minor league hockey in Richmond, Roanoke and Hampton Roads. Virginia has many professional caliber golf courses. Virginia State has many recreational areas and parks. The state has many attractions. Attractions in the coastal region alone include the Jamestown and Yorktown historic sites, the Williamsburg restoration and the homes of George Washington and Robert E. Lee. Virginia has number of historic sites.

Virginia Demographics

Virginia total population - 7,078,515
Virginia male population - 3,471,895
Virginia female population - 3,606,620
Virginia white population - 5,120,110
Virginia black population - 1,390,293
Virginia American Indian and Alaska Native - 21,172
Virginia Asian population - 261,025
Virginia Hispanic or Latino population - 329,540

Virginia School Information

Virginia educational system has top ten ranks among the US. The state public school system has been developed very slowly. Virginia Department of Education had set the school divisions must adhere to educational standards. Free schools for blacks were founded after the Civil War in Virginia. The North Virginia has nine high schools which are ranked in the top 100 nationwide by Newsweek magazine. The Governor's Schools conduct the summer programs intended for gifted students. Virginia has 163 collages and universities. Since 1993 James Madison University has been the number one public master's university in the South. There are 116 private institutions in Virginia.

Virginia State Symbols

Virginia state  Flag
Virginia state Flag
Virginia state Slogan
Virginia state Slogan
Virginia is for Lovers
Virginia state  Song
Virginia state Song
Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
Virginia state  Motto
Virginia state Motto
Thus always to tyrants
Virginia state Mammal
Virginia state Mammal
American Foxhound
Virginia state Tree
Virginia state Tree
American Dogwood
Virginia state  Fish
Virginia state Fish
Brook trout
Virginia state Flower
Virginia state Flower
American Dogwood
Virginia state Insect
Virginia state Insect
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Virginia state Dance
Virginia state Dance
Square dance
Virginia state Soil
Virginia state Soil
Virginia state Bird
Virginia state Bird
Virginia state Shell
Virginia state Shell
Eastern Oyster
Virginia state Fossil
Virginia state Fossil

Virginia State History

Virginia was the England?s first successful overseas colony and the site of the first permanent English settlement in America. The formation has begun in 900 CE. In 1584 Queen Elizabeth I of England gave Sir Walter Ralegh permission to establish colonies in north of Spanish Florida. On 1607 first permanent English settlement in America was established at Jamestown in the new land named Virginia in honor of Elizabeth I. During the starving time many people died in 1609 and the colonists experienced a year of great suffering. In 1622 there occurred an Indian massacre followed by a siege of the plague. By 1624 only 3400 of the 6000 early settlers had survived. In 1624 James I revoked the charter and made Virginia a royal colony. Virginia was officially known as the Colony and Dominion of Virginia. The British Parliament levied new taxes after French and Indian War during 1754 to 1763. In 1773 the Committee of Correspondence of 1759 brought an inter-colonial committee. James Madison is honored as the "father of the Constitution?. After the Revolutionary War, the free black population rose creating thriving communities in Petersburg and Richmond. Virginia began an efficient system of chartered banks in 1804. In the middle of 1900s the state economy was strong. Pollution from industry and agricultural chemicals remained a significant concern. State leaders are striving of area to protect the water and wildlife of the bay.

Virginia State Tourist Information

Tourism is supporting many jobs in the state. It is the 3rd largest employer industry in the state. The Colonial Williamsburg is the state's most popular tourism site. Virginia State has many recreational areas and parks. Virginia major attractions include the ever-popular Virginia Beach, the naval station at Norfolk and the spectacularly scenic Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge National Parkway. Virginia?s favorite tourist destinations are the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park traversed by the breathtaking Skyline Drive. Some of the most-visited sites are Mt. Rogers National Recreational Area, Prince William Forest Park, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and the Kerr Reservoir. Virginia has many historic sites in Arlington and Alexandria.

Virginia State Transportation

Most of the Virginia?s roads are controlled by the State Government. The Virginia Department of Transportation owns and operates the many miles of roads in the state. It makes the largest highway system among the United States. Virginia's road system is ranked as the 16th best in the nation. The Virginia Department of Transportation operates several free ferries throughout Virginia. Virginia has Amtrak passenger rail service along several corridors. Amtrak passenger trains serve 21 communities. The Virginia Railway Express maintains the 2 commuter lines into Washington, D.C. from Fredericksburg and Manassas. Virginia has five major airports. They are Washington Dulles International, Reagan Washington National, Richmond International, Norfolk International and Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.

Virginia Taxes

Virginia State Tax Rate Range Low 2.0% High 5.75%
Virginia State Tax Income Brackets Lowest flat rate 3,000 - Highest flat rate 17,000
Virginia State Personal Exemptions Single 930 - Married 1,860 ? Dependents ? 930
Virginia State Sales Tax Rate on Food 5.0%, on Prescription Drugs 0%, on Non-prescription Drugs 0%
Virginia State Total Tax on Gasoline 17.5%, on Diesel Fuel 17.5%
Virginia State Excise Tax Rates on Cigarettes Tax Rate 30(¢ per pack)
Virginia State Beer Excise Tax Rate $0.26($ per gallon)
Virginia State Wine Excise Tax Rate $1.51($ per gallon)

Virginia Universities

Washington and Lee University - 2,149 Students
College of William and Mary - 7,709 Students
University of Virginia-Main Campus - 24,068 Students
University of Richmond - 4,496 Students
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - 28,470 Students
James Madison University - 17,393 Students
James Madison University - 17,393 Students
University of Mary Washington - 4,862 Students
Hampden-Sydney College - 1,108 Students
Sweet Briar College - 751 Students
Randolph College - 715 Students

Virginia Religions

Christian - 76%
Baptist - 27%
Roman Catholic - 11%
Methodist- 8%
Lutheran - 2%
Other Christian - 28%
Buddhism - 1%
Hinduism - 1%
Judaism - 1%
Islam - 0.5%
Unaffiliated - 18%

Virginia Counties

Accomack County, Virginia - Population 38,305
Albemarle County, Virginia - Population 79,236
Alleghany County, Virginia - Population 12,926
Amelia County, Virginia - Population 11,400
Amherst County, Virginia - Population 31,894
Appomattox County, Virginia - Population 13,705
Arlington County, Virginia - Population 189,453
Augusta County, Virginia - Population 65,615
Bath County, Virginia - Population 5,048
Bedford County, Virginia - Population 60,371
Bland County, Virginia - Population 6,871
Botetourt County, Virginia - Population 30,496
Brunswick County, Virginia - Population 18,419
Buchanan County, Virginia - Population 26,978
Buckingham County, Virginia - Population 15,623
Campbell County, Virginia - Population 51,078
Caroline County, Virginia - Population 22,121
Carroll County, Virginia - Population 29,245
Charles City County, Virginia - Population 6,926
Charlotte County, Virginia - Population 12,472
Chesterfield County, Virginia - Population 259,903
Clarke County, Virginia - Population 12,652
Craig County, Virginia - Population 5,091
Culpeper County, Virginia - Population 34,262
Cumberland County, Virginia - Population 9,017
Dickenson County, Virginia - Population 16,395
Dinwiddie County, Virginia - Population 24,533
Essex County, Virginia - Population 9,989
Fairfax County, Virginia - Population 1,077,000
Fauquier County, Virginia - Population 55,139
Floyd County, Virginia - Population 13,874
Fluvanna County, Virginia - Population 20,047
Franklin County, Virginia - Population 47,286
Frederick County, Virginia - Population 59,209
Giles County, Virginia - Population 16,657
Gloucester County, Virginia - Population 34,780
Goochland County, Virginia - Population 16,863
Grayson County, Virginia - Population 17,917
Greene County, Virginia - Population 15,244
Greensville County, Virginia - Population 11,560
Halifax County, Virginia - Population 37,355
Hanover County, Virginia - Population 86,320
Henrico County, Virginia - Population 262,300
Henry County, Virginia - Population 57,930
Highland County, Virginia - Population 2,536
Isle of Wight County, Virginia - Population 29,728
James City County, Virginia - Population 48,102
King and Queen County, Virginia - Population 6,630
King George County, Virginia - Population 16,803
King William County, Virginia - Population 13,146
Lancaster County, Virginia - Population 11,567
Lee County, Virginia - Population 23,589
Loudoun County, Virginia - Population 169,599
Louisa County, Virginia - Population 25,627
Lunenburg County, Virginia - Population 13,146
Madison County, Virginia - Population 12,520
Mathews County, Virginia - Population 9,207
Mecklenburg County, Virginia - Population 32,380
Middlesex County, Virginia - Population 9,932
Montgomery County, Virginia - Population 83,629
Nelson County, Virginia - Population 14,445
New Kent County, Virginia - Population 13,462
Northampton County, Virginia - Population 13,093
Northumberland County, Virginia - Population 12,259
Nottoway County, Virginia - Population 15,725
Orange County, Virginia - Population 25,881
Page County, Virginia - Population 23,177
Patrick County, Virginia - Population 19,407
Pittsylvania County, Virginia - Population 61,745
Powhatan County, Virginia - Population 22,377
Prince Edward County, Virginia - Population 19,720
Prince George County, Virginia - Population 33,047
Prince William County, Virginia - Population 380,813
Pulaski County, Virginia - Population 35,127
Rappahannock County, Virginia - Population 6,983
Richmond County, Virginia - Population 8,809
Roanoke County, Virginia - Population 85,778
Rockbridge County, Virginia - Population 20,808
Rockingham County, Virginia - Population 67,725
Russell County, Virginia - Population 30,308
Scott County, Virginia - Population 23,403
Shenandoah County, Virginia - Population 35,075
Smyth County, Virginia - Population 33,081
Southampton County, Virginia - Population 17,482
Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Population 90,395
Stafford County, Virginia - Population 92,446
Surry County, Virginia - Population 6,829
Sussex County, Virginia - Population 12,504
Tazewell County, Virginia - Population 44,598
Warren County, Virginia - Population 31,584
Washington County, Virginia - Population 51,103
Westmoreland County, Virginia - Population 16,718
Wise County, Virginia - Population 40,123
Wythe County, Virginia - Population 27,599
York County, Virginia - Population 56,297

Virginia State Government

Virginia State Constitution was formed in 1970 and it is effective from 1971. Virginia State government is providing for a strong legislature and a unified judicial system. Virginia State Government is divided into three branches. They are legislative, executive and judicial branches. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor are elected for every four years in separate elections. The legislature is the General Assembly. The Assembly is stronger than the executive. The Assembly selects the judges and justices. The general assembly consists of a 40-member senate, elected to four-year terms and a 100-member house of delegates. The judicial system is the oldest system in America. Virginia has 95 counties and 229 municipal governments. Virginia?s highest court is Supreme Court. Consisting of a chief justice and six other justices elected by the General Assembly.

Virginia State Economy

As of 2010 the gross product of Virginia was $24 billion. The economy of Virginia is mixed economy. The agriculture outputs of Virginia are Broilers, cattle, milk, turkeys, eggs, hogs, sheep, Soybean, tobacco, hay, cotton, wheat, peanuts and tomatoes. Tobacco is the main crop of Virginia. The Virginia income is based on manufacturing, fishing, mining and service sector. The Virginia manufacturing outputs are raw materials, chemicals, transportation devices and beverages. Coal is the main output of mined item of Virginia and other outputs are crushed stone, lime, kainite and sand. Community, business, personal, finance, insurance, government services, wholesale, retail and real estate are the main services of Virginia.

Virginia State Parks

Appalachian National Scenic Trail - Maine to Georgia, CT,GA,MA,MD,ME,NC,NH,NJ,NY,PA,TN,VA,VT,WV: There are fees for vehicle parking. There are no fees required. It is open continuously year-round. Appomattox Court House National Historical Park - Appomattox, VA: The entrance fee is on a seasonal schedule based. Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial - Arlington, VA: There are no entrance fees. It is open to visitors every day from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Assateague Island National Seashore - MD,VA: Open All Year 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days. Blue Ridge Parkway - Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina, NC,VA: There is no fee. Booker T Washington National Monument - Hardy, VA: There is no admission fee. Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cape Henry Memorial - Fort Story, VA: There is no fee. Cape Henry is open year round. Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail - Various States, VA, MD, DE and DC: This is open continuously year-round. Colonial National Historical Park - Jamestown and Yorktown, VA: There are charged $10 for seven days. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park - Fredericksburg, VA: There are no entrance fees. George Washington Memorial Parkway - DC, MD and VA: The Parkway is open year round. Great Falls Park - McLean, VA: Park is open daily from 7 a.m. until dark. Manassas National Battlefield Park - Manassas, VA: Open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Prince William Forest Park - Triangle, VA: Open all year 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Richmond National Battlefield Park - Richmond, VA: There are no entrance fees. Park is open daily 9am to 5 pm. Theodore Roosevelt Island Park - Arlington, VA: There are no fees or reservations. The park is open daily from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. year round.