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Virginia State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted Virginia as the 10th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Virginia.

State Name:
Virginia

Abbreviation:
VA

Capital of Virginia State:
Richmond

Date of Statehood:
June 25, 1788

Virginia State Population:
7,567,465 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Current Weather/Time:
Click for Richmond, Virginia Forecast

Primary Agriculture:
Virginia ranks among the top 10 in the U.S. in tomatoes, tobacco, peanuts, summer potatoes, turkeys, apples, broilers, and sweet potatoes. Other crops include corn, vegetables, and barley. Famous for Smithfield hams. Virginia also has a large dairy industry.

Primary Industry:
Virginia's manufacturing industries include transportation equipment, textiles, food processing, and printing. Other industries are electronic and other electric equipment, chemicals, apparel, lumber and wood products, furniture, and industrial machinery and equipment. Coal mining accounts for roughly 75% of Virginia's mineral output, and lime, kyanite, and stone are also mined.

Virginia State Nickname:
The Old Dominion State

Virginia State Motto:
Sic Semper Tyrannis (Thus always to tyrants.)

Virginia State Flower:
American Dogwood (Cornus florida)
(Legislation of 1918)

Picture of the American Dogwood, the official state flower of Virginia.

Virginia State Tree:
American Dogwood (Legislation of 1956)

Virginia State Bird:
Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
(Legislation of 1950)

Picture of the Cardinal, the official state bird of Virginia. Enlarge Bird

Virginia State Fish:
Brook Trout (Legislation of 1993)

Virginia State Insect:
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (Legislation of 1991)

Virginia State Gemstone:
None (Legislation Pending)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Virginia. Enlarge Seal

Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Virginia. Enlarge Flag

State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Virginia. Enlarge Quarter

Virginia State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Virginia state. Enlarge Postage Stamp

Virginia State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
Official licens plate of Virginia state. Enlarge License Plate

Virginia State Government Information

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