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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the U.S. state of Virginia:

Virginia (officially, the Commonwealth of Virginia) – U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as a former dominion of the English Crown,[1] and "Mother of Presidents" due to the most U.S. presidents having been born there. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth 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 is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2013 is over 8.2 million.

General referenceEdit

An enlargeable map of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Geography of VirginiaEdit

Geography of Virginia

Places in VirginiaEdit

Environment of VirginiaEdit

Environment of Virginia

Natural geographic features of VirginiaEdit

Regions of VirginiaEdit

Administrative divisions of VirginiaEdit

Demography of VirginiaEdit

Demographics of Virginia

Government and politics of VirginiaEdit

History of VirginiaEdit

History of Virginia

History of Virginia, by periodEdit

Culture of VirginiaEdit

Economy and infrastructure of VirginiaEdit

Education in VirginiaEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Old Dominion". Encyclopedia Virginia.
  2. ^ Barry Popik, Smoky City, website, March 27, 2005
  3. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts Virginia".

External linksEdit

  Wikimedia Atlas of Virginia