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Virginia is located along the Atlantic Ocean in the eastern part of the United States. It was the first permanent English colony and one of the 13 American Colonies. It became the 10th U.S. state on June 25, 1788. It is the 12th most populated state in the U.S.A. About eight million people live there. Richmond, the current state capital, was the capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Virginia is famous for being the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The highest point in the state is Mount Rogers and the lowest is the Atlantic Ocean. Virginia shares borders with Maryland, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. (3 pages)

State Flag of Virginia

Flag of Virginia

  • The state flag of Virginia is blue with the state seal in the center.

  • The motto "Sic semper tyrannis" means Thus Always To Tyrants.

  • Virginia is located along the east coast of the United States. It became the 10th U.S. state on June 25, 1788.


Richmond - Capital of Virginia

Richmond - State Capital

  • The capital of Virginia is Richmond.

  • Virginia's capitol building was designed by Thomas Jefferson. It doesn't have an external dome like most capitols.

  • During the Civil War, Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy.

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