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
Capital of Virginia State: Richmond
Date of Statehood: June 25, 1788
Virginia State Population: 7,567,465 (US Census 2005 estimate)
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)
Virginia State Tree: American Dogwood (Legislation of 1956)
Virginia State Bird:
Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)(Legislation of 1950)
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 Flag:
Virginia State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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