Virginia , state of the south-central United States.
Virginia is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), North Carolina and Tennessee (S), Kentucky and West Virginia (W), Maryland and the District of Columbia (N and NE).
Virginia is one of the original 13 states of the United States that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution and is part of the South.
Its official name is the Commonwealth of Virginia; it is one of four states which use the name commonwealth. Virginia was the first part of the Americas to be colonized by England.
US postal abbreviation for Virginia is VA .
Virginia has a population of 8,001,024 according to 2010 census.
Richmond is the state capital of Virginia, and Virginia Beach the largest city; other large cities are Norfolk , Newport News , Chesapeake , Hampton , Portsmouth , Alexandria and Arlington (officially a county), both suburbs of Washington, D.C.
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