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Flag Virginia The Commonwealth of Virginia is a U.S. state on the Atlantic Coast of the Southern United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" and sometimes the "Mother of Presidents" because it is the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents. The geography and climate of the state are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city and Fairfax County the most populous political subdivision. The state population is nearly eight million.


Map Virginia Also known as : Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents
Capital : Richmond
Largest city : Virginia Beach
Population : 7 196 750
Abbreviation : VA
Main cities : Virginia Beach, Richmond, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Roanoke, Lynchburg, Harrisonburg, Winchester, Charlottesville, Alexandria, Danville