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The Virginias (sometimes also known as the two Virginias) is a region in the United States comprising the states of Virginia and West Virginia.[1] If they were a single state (as they were until the Civil War),[2] the Virginias would have a combined population of 9,854,018 as of the 2010 national census.[3] This would give Virginia the 9th largest population of any US state, with less than 20,000 less than number 8, Michigan. The total area of the two states is about 175,000 square kilometers (67,000 square miles).[4]

The Virginias
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Country United States of America
State Virginia
State West Virginia
Principal cities
 • Total10,285,877

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  1. ^ Harris-Perry, Melissa (2010-04-08). "Two Virginias". ISSN 0027-8378. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  2. ^ Gaddy, Kristina. "Why West Virginia Split from Virginia". Culture Trip. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  3. ^ Bureau, U. S. Census. "American FactFinder - Community Facts". Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  4. ^ Science, American Association for the Advancement of (1885-07-03). "Geology of the Virginias". Science. ns-6 (126): 17–18. doi:10.1126/science.ns-6.126.17. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 17801321.