West Virginia became the 35th state in 1863 and is the 38th largest state by population with about 1.8 million residents. It is also the 41st largest state by land and water area with a total area of 24,230 square miles.
West Virginia is the only state to be formed as a result of the Civil War.
Included below are more facts and symbols, a state map, the state songs and views of the West Virginia State Quarter.
West Virginia State Capital - Charleston
State Nickname - The Mountain State
State Motto - “Montani Semper Liberi” (Mountaineers Are Always Free)
State Flower - Rhododendron Maximum
State Tree - Sugar Maple
State Butterfly - Monarch Butterfly
State Bird - Cardinal
State Fish - Brook Trout
State Animal - Black Bear
State Insect - Honeybee
State Reptile - Timber Rattlesnake
State Gemstone - The Silicified Mississippian Fossil "Coral Lithostrotionella"
State Fossil - Megalonyx Jeffersonnii
State Rock or Stone - Bituminous Coal
State Soil - Monongahela Silt Loam
State Colors - Old Gold and Blue
State Fruit - Golden Delicious Apple
Official State Web Site - www.wv.gov
"The West Virginia Hills"
"This Is My West Virginia"
"West Virginia, My Home Sweet Home"
United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
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