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Quick Facts: Virginia
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Capital City: Richmond

Virginia: Map and State Flag

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Nickname: Old Dominion
Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis (Thus Always to Tyrants)
Statehood: June 25, 1788 (10th)
Origin of state's name: Named for England's "Virgin Queen," Elizabeth I
Largest Cities: Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Richmond, Chesapeake, Newport News
Border States: Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia
Land Area: 39,598 sq. mi., 37th largest
State Bird: Cardinal
State Flower: Dogwood (cornus florida)
State Tree: Dogwood (cornus florida)
State Song:
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U.S. Senate: 112th Congress

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