Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia /vərˈdʒɪnjə/, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as...
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Environment of Virginia
The natural environment of Virginia encompasses the physical geography and biology of the U.S. state of Virginia. Virginia has a total area of 42,774.2 square miles (110,784.67 km), including 3,1...
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Climate of Virginia
The climate of Virginia, a state on the east coast of the United States, is considered mild compared to other areas of the United States. Most of Virginia east of the Blue Ridge Mountains,the southern...
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History of Virginia
The History of Virginia began with settlement by eastern woodland Native Americans of the Algonquin language including the Powhatan and Rappahannock. Permanent English settlement began in Virginia wi...
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Colony of Virginia
The Colony of Virginia (also known frequently as the Virginia Colony, the Province of Virginia, and occasionally as the Dominion and Colony of Virginia or Most Ancient Colloney and Dominion of Virgini...
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Virginia in the American Civil War
The Commonwealth of Virginia was a prominent part of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. The convention called to act for the state during the secession crisis opened on F...
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Political subdivisions of Virginia
The administrative divisions of Virginia are the areas into which the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state, is divided for political and administrative purposes. Some are local governments; others ...
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Demographics of Virginia
The demographics of Virginia are the various elements used to describe the population of the Commonwealth of Virginia and are studied by various government and non-government organizations. Virginia i...
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Economy of Virginia
The Economy of Virginia is well balanced with diverse sources of income. From the Hampton Roads area to Richmond and down to Lee County in the southwest includes military installations, cattle, tobacc...
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Culture of Virginia
The Culture of Virginia refers to the distinct human activities and values that take place in, or originate from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia's historic culture was popularized and spread ac...
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Music of Virginia
Virginia's musical contribution to American culture has been diverse, and includes Piedmont blues, folk, brass, hip-hop, and rock and roll bands. The origin of music from within the state is also dive...
Education in Virginia
Education in Virginia addresses the needs of students from pre-kindergarten through adult education. Virginia's educational system consistently ranks in the top ten states on the U.S. Department of Ed...
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Transportation in Virginia
Transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia is by land, sea and air. Virginia's extensive network of highways and railroads were developed and built over a period almost 400 years, beginning almost...
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Government of Virginia
The government of Virginia combines the three branches of authority in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The current Governor of Virginia is Terry McAuliffe. The State Capitol building in Richmond was des...
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Politics of Virginia
The politics of Virginia reflect a state that is beginning to experience a conflict between its increasingly liberal northern region and its traditionally conservative southern region.
After the A...
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List of professional sports teams in Virginia
The following is a list of professional sports teams in Virginia. Virginia is by far the most populous U.S. state without a major professional sports league franchise playing within its borders, altho...
List of Virginia state symbols
This is a list of symbols of the United States Commonwealth of Virginia. The majority of the items in the list are officially recognized symbols created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly and ...
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West Virginia in the American Civil War
The U.S. state of West Virginia was formed out of western Virginia and added to the Union as a direct result of the American Civil War (see History of West Virginia). In the summer of 1861, Union troo...
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Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was drafted in 1777 (though it was not first introduced into the Virginia General Assembly until 1779) by Thomas Jefferson in the city of Fredericksburg, Vir...
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Roaring Twenties
The Roaring Twenties refers to the 1920s in the United States and Europe, characterizing the decade's distinctive cultural edge in New York, Montreal, Chicago, Paris, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, and ...
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Bacon's Rebellion
Bacon's Rebellion was an armed rebellion in 1676 by Virginia settlers led by Nathaniel Bacon against the rule of Governor William Berkeley. The colony's disorganized frontier political structure, com...
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Roanoke Colony
75°42′15″W / 35.928259°N 75.704098°W / 35.928259; -75.704098The Roanoke Colony, also known as the Lost Colony, established on Roanoke Island, in what is today's Dare County, N...
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Gilded Age
The Gilded Age in United States history is the late 19th century, from the 1870s to about 1900. The term was coined by writer Mark Twain in The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873), which satirized an e...
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Stanley plan
The Stanley plan was a package of 13 statutes adopted in September 1956 by the U.S. state of Virginia designed to ensure racial segregation in that state's public schools despite the ruling of the Sup...
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Historical outline of Virginia
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the U.S. state of Virginia:Virginia (officially, the Commonwealth of Virginia) – U.S. state located in the South Atlant...
Lost counties, cities, and towns of Virginia
Former counties, cities, and towns of Virginia are those that existed within the English Colony of Virginia or, after statehood, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and no longer retain the same form within...
Climate of the United States
The climate of the United States varies due to differences in latitude, and a range of geographic features, including mountains and deserts. West of the 100th meridian, much of the US is semi-arid to ...
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List of Virginia state parks
This is a list of state parks and reserves in the Virginia state park system.Virginia opened its entire state park system on June 15, 1936 as a six-park system. The six originals state parks were Sea...
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History of the Jamestown Settlement (1607-1699)
Jamestown was the first settlement of the Virginia Colony, founded in 1607, and served as capital of Virginia until 1699, when the seat of government was moved to Williamsburg. This article covers the...
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Political party strength in Virginia
The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the Commonwealth of Virginia:The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:For years in which a presidential election...
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