Covering an area of 110,784.7 sq. km, the State of Virginia is located in the South Atlantic Region of the United States.
As observed on the map, the majority of Virginia is heavily forested land that is dominated by the Appalachian Mountain ranges which extend through the western half of the state. The Appalachian Mountains also cover the state’s entire western border with Kentucky and West Virginia and a small portion of its northern border with Maryland. Situated on the southwestern edge of the state is the Appalachian Plateau.
The significant mountain ranges within Virginia include the Allegheny Mountain ranges, that stretch north into Pennsylvania, and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains that extend south through North Carolina, and into the state of Georgia. Located in the southwestern part of Virginia is Mount Rogers, the state’s highest point, which rises to an elevation of 5,729ft (1,746m).
The 150-mile-long Shenandoah Valley is nestled between the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountains and has been one of the most productive agricultural areas of the state. From the central hills, the land slopes through the Piedmont Plateau, gradually descending to the Chesapeake Bay and to the lowlands of the Atlantic Coastal Plain.
The Delmarva Peninsula occupies portions of three U.S. states: Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The peninsula is about 274km long and its land is mostly flat with a few low-lying hills. It is bordered by the Chesapeake Bay in the west and the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. The peninsula's land is mostly flat with a few low-lying hills. Sandy beach fronts the state’s Atlantic Ocean coastline.
The significant rivers of Virginia include the James, Potomac, Shenandoah, Rappahannock, and York rivers. Large inland bodies of water include the John H. Kerr Reservoir and the Smith Mountain Lake. The state's lowest point is at the Atlantic Ocean (0ft).
Hampton Roads is one of the world’s largest and the most vital natural harbors, which incorporates the mouths of the Elizabeth, James, and Nansemond Rivers along with several smaller rivers in southeastern Virginia. It is notable for being a year-round ice-free harbor.
The State of Virginia is divided into 134 counties. In alphabetical order, these counties are: Accomack, Albemarle, Alexandria City, Alleghany, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Arlington, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bedford City, Bland, Botetourt, Bristol, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Buena Vista City, Campbell, Caroline, Carroll, Charles City, Charlotte, Charlottesville City, Chesapeake City, Chesterfield, Clarke, Colonial Heights City, Covington City, Craig, Culpeper, Cumberland, Danville City, Dickenson, Dinwiddie, Emporia City, Essex, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Falls Church City, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Franklin City, Frederick, Fredericksburg City, Galax City, Giles, Gloucester, Goochland, Grayson, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Hampton City, Hanover, Harrisonburg City, Henrico, Henry, Highland, Hopewell City, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington City, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenburg, Lynchburg City, Madison, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Martinsville City, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, Montgomery, Nelson, New Kent, Newport News City, Norfolk City, Northampton, Northumberland, Norton City, Nottoway, Orange, Page, Patrick, Petersburg City, Pittsylvania, Poquoson City, Portsmouth City, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Prince William, Pulaski, Radford City, Rappahannock, Richmond, Richmond City, Roanoke, Roanoke City, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Salem, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Southampton, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Staunton City, Suffolk City, Surry, Sussex, Tazewell, Virginia Beach City, Warren, Washington, Waynesboro City, Westmoreland, Williamsburg City, Winchester City, Wise, Wythe, and York.
With an area of 110,784.7 sq. km, Virginia is the 35th largest state in the USA. Located in the east-central part of the state along the James River is Richmond – the capital city of Virginia. Government services, finance, IT, medical sciences are some of the major drivers of the city’s economy. Richmond also serves as a manufacturing hub for its prosperous tobacco industry. Situated in the southeastern part of the state, at the meeting point of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean is Virginia Beach – the largest and the most populous city in Virginia. It is well known for being a resort city and its beaches have several restaurants, hotels, and motels on its oceanfront. The city also hosts numerous sporting events every year.
The State of Virginia is located in the South Atlantic Region of the United States. Virginia is bordered by the states of North Carolina in the south; by Tennessee in the southwest; by Kentucky in the west; by West Virginia in the northwest and by Maryland and Washington D.C. in the northeast. It is also bounded by the Chesapeake Bay in the east and by the Atlantic Ocean in the southeast.
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This page was last updated on February 25, 2021