Virginia Facts

Statehood:
1788 (10th state)
Capital:
Richmond
Population:
8,535,519 (2019)
Size:
42,775 square miles
Nickname:
Old Dominion
Motto:
Sic semper tyrannis” (Thus always to tyrants)
State bird:
Cardinal
State flower:
American Dogwood
State tree:
American Dogwood
State dog:
American Foxhound
Governor:
Ralph Northam
Congressional Representation:
2 senators, 11 representatives
Presidents born in Virginia:
  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • James Madison
  • James Monroe
  • William Henry Harrison
  • John Tyler
  • Zachary Taylor
  • Woodrow Wilson

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