West Virginia

established June 20, 1863 formerly known as Virginia
flag of West Virginia
Flag
seal of West Virginia
Seal
coat of arms of West Virginia
Coat of arms
West Virginia two letter code: WV
capital: Charleston est. 1885
population:
1,778,070
Nicknames:
Mountain State
Panhandle State
65 Counties:
Barbour County
Berkeley County
Boone County
Braxton County
Brooke County
Cabell County
Cabell County/Wayne County
Calhoun County
Clay County
Doddridge County
Fayette County
Fayette County/Kanawha County
Fayette County/Nicholas County
Gilmer County
Grant County
Greenbrier County
Hampshire County
Hancock County
Hancock County/Brooke County
Hardy County
Harrison County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Kanawha County
Lewis County
Lincoln County
Lincoln County/Kanawha County
Logan County
Marion County
Marshall County
Marshall County/Ohio County
Mason County
McDowell County
Mercer County
Mineral County
Mingo County
Monongalia County
Monroe County
Monroe County/Greenbrier County
Morgan County
Nicholas County
Ohio County
Pendleton County
Pleasants County
Pocahontas County
Preston County
Putnam County
Putnam County/Cabell County
Putnam County/Kanawha County
Raleigh County
Randolph County
Ritchie County
Roane County
Summers County
Taylor County
Tucker County
Tyler County
Upshur County
Wayne County
Webster County
Wetzel County
Wetzel County/Tyler County
Wirt County
Wood County
Wyoming County
5 Neighboring States:
Kentucky
Maryland
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Virginia
1 Areacodes:
304    
Airport : 73
Heliport : 39
Seaplane Base : 10
Ultralight : 1
Electoral Votes: 5
State Motto: Montani semper liberi
english translation: Mountaineers are always free
Highest point in West Virginia: Spruce Knob , 4861 feet
fossil Jefferson's ground sloth
fossil scientific name Megalonyx jeffersonii
tree Sugar Maple
tree binomial nomenclature Acer saccharum
flower Rhododendron
flower scientificname Rhododendron maximum
fish West Virginia golden brook trout
fish binomial nomenclature Salvelinus fontinalis
bird Cardinal
reptile Timber rattlesnake
reptile scientific name Crotalus horridus
insect European honey bee
insect scientific name Apis mellifera
butterfly Monarch butterfly (state butterfly)
butterfly binomial nomenclature Danaus plexippus
land mammal Black bear
rock or stone Bituminous Coal
gemstone Mississippian Lithostrotionella fossil coral
zipcodes for West Virginia : 24701 24712 24715 24716 24719 24724 24726
all 498 zipcodes for West Virginia
Crime Chart West Virginia Crime (2014) USA Crime (2014)
population 1,850,326 318,857,056
violent crimes 5,5881,197,987
violent crime rate302.0375.7
murder and manslaughter7414,249
murder and manslaughter rate4.04.5
rape505116,645
rape rate27.336.6
robbery651325,802
robbery rate35.2102.2
aggravated assault4,358741,291
aggravated assault rate235.5232.5
property crimes37,6488,277,829
property crime rate2034.72596.1
burglary8,9731,729,806
burglary rate484.9542.5
larceny theft26,7795,858,496
larceny theft rate1447.31837.3
motor vechicle theft1,896689,527
motor vehicle theft rate102.5216.2
Beckley (17,056)
Bluefield (10,323)
Charleston (49,736)
Clarksburg (16,152)
Cross Lanes (11,061)
Fairmont (18,733)
Huntington (48,638)
Martinsburg (17,700)
Morgantown (30,708)
Parkersburg (30,991)
South Charleston (13,045)
St. Albans (10,700)
Teays Valley (13,461)
Vienna (10,573)
Weirton (19,175)
Wheeling (27,648)