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West Virginia . USA

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Capital - Charleston

No. of Counties - 55

Population - 1,793,716

Area - 24,230 sq mi (62,755 km2) sqkm

Pop. Density - 77/sq mi (29.8/km2)

Median Household Income - $43,469

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About - West Virginia

Here are some key facts about West Virginia:

  1. Statehood: West Virginia became the 35th state of the United States on June 20, 1863, during the American Civil War. It was formed by seceding from Virginia due to differences over the issue of slavery.

  2. Capital: The capital of West Virginia is Charleston.

  3. Nickname: West Virginia is often called the "Mountain State" because of its rugged terrain and mountainous landscape.

  4. Population: As of my last update, West Virginia had a population of around 1.8 million people, making it one of the least populous states in the U.S.

  5. Economy: Historically, West Virginia's economy was dominated by coal mining, but in recent years, it has diversified into industries such as healthcare, tourism, and manufacturing.

  6. Natural Beauty: West Virginia is known for its scenic beauty, with rolling hills, forests, and the Appalachian Mountains running through the state. It's a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, and whitewater rafting.

  7. Education: The state is home to several universities and colleges, including West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown and Marshall University in Huntington.

  8. Culture: West Virginia has a rich cultural heritage, with influences from Appalachian traditions, including music, dance, and crafts such as quilting and woodcarving.

  9. State Symbols: The state bird is the Northern Cardinal, the state flower is the Rhododendron, and the state tree is the Sugar Maple.

  10. Government: Like all U.S. states, West Virginia has a governor and a state legislature responsible for making and enforcing laws within its borders.

These are just some highlights about West Virginia; there's much more to explore and learn about this unique state!

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