West Virginia

established June 20, 1863 formerly known as Virginia
flag of West Virginia
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seal of West Virginia
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coat of arms of West Virginia
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West Virginia two letter code: WV
capital: Charleston est. 1885
population:
1,778,070 ( 77.06 people per square mile )
Nicknames:
Mountain State
Panhandle State
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 , 4,861 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
404 cities in West Virginia
Map City Population
Charleston 49,736
Huntington 48,638
Parkersburg 30,991
Morgantown 30,708
Wheeling 27,648
Weirton 19,175
Fairmont 18,733
Martinsburg 17,700
Beckley 17,056
Clarksburg 16,152
55 counties in West Virginia
County Population
Kanawha 178,124
Berkeley 119,171
Monongalia 105,612
Cabell 91,945
Wood 83,518
Raleigh 73,361
Harrison 67,256
Mercer 58,758
Jefferson 57,146
Putnam 56,450