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VIRGINIA  
RICHMOND  
AREA 42,769 sq miles (37th) (Land) 39,598 sq. miles (Water) 3,171 sq. miles
CAPITAL Richmond
FAMOUS DATES Entered Union (rank): June 25, 1788 (10) , Present constitution adopted: 1970
LOCATION 37.531N, 077.474W
MEAN ELEVATION 950 ft.
HIGHEST POINT Mt. Rogers; 5,729 feet, 19th
LOWEST POINT Atlantic coast; sea level, 3rd
COUNTIES 95
COASTLINE 112 miles
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER 5 miles southwest of Buckingham
STATE FOSSIL  
STATE GRASS  
STATE REPTILE  
STATE ROCK Chesapecten jeffersonius (Fossil)
STATE GEMSTONE  
STATE FLAG A deep blue field contains the seal of Virginia with the Latin motto " Sic Semper Tyrannis" - "Thus Always to Tyrants". Adopted in 1776. The two figures are acting out the meaning of the motto. Both are dressed as warriors. The woman, Virtue, represents Virginia. The man holding a scourge and chain shows that he is a tyrant. His fallen crown is nearby.
STATE COLORS  
STATE SEAL  
STATE SLOGAN Who Says Government Stiffs And Slackjaw Yokels Don't Mix?
STATE MOTTO Sic Semper Tyrannis Thus Always to Tyrants
STATE SONG Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
STATE TREE Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida
STATE BIRD Cardinal
STATE ANIMAL  
STATE FISH  
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES Old Dominion State
STATE FLOWER Dogwood Cornus florida
BORDERING STATES Kentucky Maryland North Carolina Tennessee West Virginia

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