West Virginia Facts
- Capital City: Charleston (pop.) 50,478 (2008 est.)
- West Virginia Population: 1,855.413 (2012 est.) (38th)
- West Virginia Population: (per square mile)
- U.S. State Populations: (all states)
- Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)
all u.s. currency (banknotes)
- West Virginia Quarter: The West Virginia quarter is
the fifth and final quarter of 2005 and the 35th quarter released in the
United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.
West Virginia was admitted into the Union on June 20, 1863 becoming our Nation's 35th State. Nicknamed the "Mountain State," West Virginia's quarter features the state's scenic beauty with the depiction of the New River and the New River Gorge Bridge.
The quarter bears the inscription "New River Gorge". Additional details
- Land Sizes
- Language: English, others
- Largest Cities: (by population) Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Morgantown, Weirton
- Name: West was added to this area of Virginia during the Civil War as it refused to secede from the Union. Virginia was named in honor of Elizabeth, the "Virgin Queen" of England.
- Statehood: June 20, 1863 (35th state)
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West Virginia Cities, Counties & Area Codes
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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.