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  1. West Virginia is the 10th-smallest state by area and ranks as the 12th-least populous state, with a population of 1,793,716 residents. The capital and largest city is Charleston. West Virginia was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863, and was a key border state during the American Civil War.

  2. History of West Virginia. The history of West Virginia stems from the 1861 Wheeling Convention, which was an assembly of northwestern Virginian Southern Unionists, who aimed to repeal the Ordinance of Secession that Virginia made during the American Civil War (1861–1865).

  3. West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian region of the United States. Its capital and largest city is Charleston . It is often abbreviated W. Va. or simply WV .

  4. May 31, 2023 · West Virginia, constituent state of the United States of America. Admitted to the union as the 35th state in 1863, it is a relatively small state. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland and Virginia to the east, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest.

  5. May 11, 2022 · 16 Top Things to Do in West Virginia. See national parks, caves, museums and even the "World's Largest Teapot" on your next West Virginia vacation. (Courtesy of West Virginia Department of Tourism ...

  6. Written records of West Virginia’s history reach back only slightly more than 300 years, about half of which encompass the time when West Virginia was part of Virginia. Recorded history, however, is only a fragment of the West Virginia story and must be coupled with artifacts of preliterate people and other evidence which falls within the ...

  7. Climate of West Virginia. The state has distinct seasons of about equal length. It has a humid continental climate except for a marine modification in the eastern panhandle. Mean annual temperatures, reflecting latitude and elevation, range from about 56 °F (13 °C) in the south to 52 °F (11 °C) in the north and 48 °F (9 °C) in the most ...

  8. West Virginia county boundaries. There are 55 counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia .

  9. Dec 12, 2022 · Wikipedia. West Virginia is part of the cultural region of Appalachia, which stretches from parts of New York to Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. While parts of 13 states make up Appalachia, West Virginia is the only one that’s entirely Appalachian — the whole state is part of it. And that’s something to be proud of!

  10. Map of Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. 800x542 / 183 Kb Go to Map. Map of West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. 800x703 / 265 Kb Go to Map. Map of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. 800x703 / 265 Kb Go to Map. About West Virginia: The Facts: Capital: Charleston.

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