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Beckley
Bluefield
Charleston
Huntington
Martinsburg
Sandstone


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FAMOUS AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM WEST VIRGINIA


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TRADITIONAL WEST VIRGINIA FOODS


  • Buckwheat
  • Peaches
  • Stewed Squirrel
  • Bear Meat
  • Wild Greens
  • Fluffy Spoon Bread
  • Fried Chicken
  • Squash Casserole
  • Apples
  • Pepperoni Roll
  • Ramp
  • Apple Butter



 

   

A TASTE OF WEST VIRGINIA
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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA?


  1. West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian and Southeastern regions of the United States, bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the northeast and Maryland to the east. The capital and largest city is Charleston. According to the 2010 Census count the population was 1,852,994.

  2. West Virginia was the only state to form by seceding from a Confederate state, and was one of only two states formed during the American Civil War (the other one being Nevada, which separated from Utah Territory).

  3. The economy of West Virginia nominally would be the 62nd largest economy globally behind Iraq and ahead of Croatia according to 2009 World Bank projections, and the 64th largest behind Iraq and ahead of Libya according to 2009 International Monetary Fund projections. The state has a projected nominal GSP of $63.34 billion in 2009 according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis report of November 2010, and a real GSP of $55.04 billion. The real GDP growth of the state in 2009 of .7% was the 7th best in the country. West Virginia was only one of ten states in 2009 which grew economically.

  4. The climate of West Virginia is a humid subtropical climate in some of the lower elevations, primarily in the southwestern portion of the state (including Huntington and Charleston), along with parts of the Eastern Panhandle east of the Appalachians with hot, humid summers and milder winters.

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DEMOGRAPHICS & QUICK FACTS
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Demographics of West Virginia
By Race White Black American Indian Asian Hispanic
total population 95.99% 3.56% 0.56% 0.69% 0.80%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

WEST VIRGINIA

QUICK FACTS:
  1. West Virginia ranks #46 as best states to live.  Source
  2. 47.8% of West Virginians are male and 52.1% are female.
  3. Percentage of black-owned firms, 1.3%


STATE SYMBOLS:

West Virginia flag
The Flag of the State of West Virginia


  • Flower - Rhododendron
  • Tree - Sugar Maple
  • Song - “West Virginia, My Home Sweet Home,” “The West Virginia Hills,” and “This Is My West Virginia”
  • Bird - Cardinal
  • Animal - Black Bear
  • Colors - Blue and Gold


    Nickname: Mountain State

    Motto(s): Montani semper liberi (mountaineers are always free)

    Capital: Charleston


5 LARGEST CITIES:
  1. Charleston
  2. Huntington
  3. Parkersburg
  4. Wheeling
  5. Morgantown
 


 
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