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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Richmond // state code ISO: VA ; FIPS: US51
    surface: 102568 = 39610 sq.mi // rank in USA: 37 // location: South Atlantic
    climate: mild and equable
    entered USA as 10th state ratifying the Constitution on: 1788-06-25
    administrative division: 95 counties + 40 independent cities
    total population according to the census of 2000: 7,078,515
    population density 2000: 69 per = 179 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 14,4%
    main ethnic groups: white 72,3%; black 19,6%; Asian 3,7%; other 3,4%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: tobacco, grain corn, soybeans, winter wheat, peanuts, lint & seed cotton
    livestock (million): cattle: 1,7 / pigs: 0,425 / poultry: 4,6 ; broilers 268,7 / sheep: 0,061
    timber/lumber: pine and hardwoods
    chief industries: services, trade, government, manufacturing, tourism, agriculture
    chief industrial products: food processing, transportation equipment, printing, textiles
    chief mining products: crushed stone, sand & gravel, portland cement, lime, clays
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Mt. Rogers 1746 m = 5729 ft
    other mountains: summit in Clinch Mt. ESE of Tazewell 1436, Elliott Knob 1360
    lowest point in the state: sea level
    lakes: hardly any natural lakes
    artificial lakes: Buggs Island Lake, Smith Mountain L., L. Anna, L. Gaston, Philpott L., South Holstom L.
    rivers: Potomac, Rappahannock, York, James, Nottoway, Meherrin, Roanoke (Staunton), New, Shenandoah, Dan
    others: islands: none // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Old Dominion
    motto: Sic semper tyrannis (Thus always to tirants)
    song: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
    flower: Dogwood // bird: Cardinal // tree: Dogwood
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.06 by Jan Lahmeyer
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