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Virginia, a southeastern U.S. state, stretches from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, with a long Atlantic coastline. It's one of the 13 original colonies, with historic landmarks including Monticello, founding father Thomas Jefferson’s iconic Charlottesville plantation. The Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg are living-history museums re-enacting Colonial and Revolutionary-era life.

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Virginia State.
Population: 8,411,808.
State Capital: Richmond.
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Virginia state was one of the original 13 colonies. Virginia state is bordered by Maryland to the northeast, Tennesse and North Carolina to the south, Atlantic Ocean to the southeast and Kentucky to the west and West Virginia to the northwest. Virginia was nicknamed the Old Dominion for its loyalty to the exiled Charles II of England. The state capital of Virginia is Richmond.

Virginia has one of the longest continous history dating back to the settlement of Jamestown in the early 17th century compared to the rest of the US states. Virginia is also the birth place of famous Virginians such as George Washington, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson who were crucial in the formation of the United States. In the early days of the republic, Virginia was known as the Birthplace of Presidents.

During the American civil War (1861-1865), Richmond served as the capital of the Conferderacy and Virginian Robert E. Lee and other generals led Confederate forces.

In the 20th century, Virginia developed into a bridge between the North and the South. By the early the 21st century, Virginia was one of the most developed and prosperous states in the South as well as in the United States.

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The Main Cities in Virginia

Below are the largest cities in the state of Vermont and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:

1. Virginia Beach - 437,994
2. Norfolk - 242,803
3. Chesapeake - 222,209
4. Richmond - 204,214
5. Newport News -180,719
6. Alexandria - 139,966
7. Hampton - 137,436
8. Roanoke - 97,032
9. Portsmouth - 95,535
10. Suffolk - 84,585


Famous Landmarks in Virginia

Below are some of Virginia’s most visited landmarks:

-Virginia is a hotbed of history (there's Colonial Williamsburg, George Washington's Mount Vernon, and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello), but the Arlington National Cemetery attracts around three million visitors a year. There are over 14,00 graves here spread out over 600 acres (including John F. Kennedy's), and the cemetery conducts almost 30 funeral services every weekday.

Tallest Buildings in Virginia

Below are the tallest buildings in Virginia:

-In Virginia Beach, The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center has the title of tallest building in Virginia. Built in 2007, it is a 38-story high rise and unseated a building in Richmond for the top spot at 508 feet tall.

1. Westin Virginia Beach Town Centre (38 stories; 508 feet)
2. Capital One Tower (31 stories; 470 feet)
3. James Monroe Building (29 stories; 449 feet)
4. SunTrust Plaza (26 stories; 400 feet)
5. Armada Hoffler Tower (23 stories; 396 feet)
6. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (23 stories; 396 feet)
7. CEB Tower (26 stories; 391 feet)
8. 1812 North Moore Street (35 stories; 390 feet)
9. Rosslyn Twin Tower (27 stories; 381 feet)
10. VITA (30 stories; 379 feet)

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Stone Aesthetics

Stone Aesthetics

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Durability

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Slip Resistant

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As designers and innovators, the last thing we want to do is stifle creativity. We believe that if you can envision it, we can create it, and with Jonite’s custom-made designs adding new dimensions to your vision, the possibilities are endless.

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High Mechanical Properties

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Unlimited Colours

Unlimited Colors

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Strength

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Theft Resistant

Theft Resistant

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Jonite Virginia Stone (reinforced) Channel Drain Grates (Trench Drain Grates) - Our channel drain gratings (trench drain grates) have redefined the role of gratings in the architectural industry. With Jonite, drainage gratings have moved beyond being merely functional into the realm of design elements.

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The unique material properties of Jonite channel driveway drain grate products which prevents rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications. > More information on our channel grates here.
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Our Jonite Virginia Creative Grates (drain covers) inspire originality on a different level. A variety of more creative designs in creative gratings have also been created for enhanced sensibilities.

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Jonite creative grates come in four categories: Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. Our comprehensive range offers a multitude of themes and designs for architects to choose from. > More information on our creative grates here.
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Jonite created the world's first stone homogenous floor trap (floor drain grate, floor drain cover), achieving desired spontaneity with functional designs. Our aim is to continue designing floor traps that blend seamlessly into any flooring in Virginia.

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Jonite floor traps are engineered to fulfill crucial functions while remaining an integral component of the structural floor. > More information on our floor traps here.
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Swimming pools are no longer seen just as an amenity; today they are part of an enticing landscape. With its naturally good looks and suitability superior to natural granite, Jonite makes for the perfect swimming pool grates (swimming pool drain covers) in Virginia.

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The small elliptical holes of BabyPebbles and thin slit slots of ChiseledRain eliminate the danger of toddlers catching their toes in the grating. > More information on our swimming pool grates here.
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Jonite brings you the first collection of Banco Series Street Benches (Outdoor Street Furniture) for nature parks and open spaces in Virginia. An exciting new concept in street furniture by attempting to eliminate the perception of conventional bulky and heavy stone furniture.

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The utilization of ready-made standard or customized components in fully knock-down or pre-assembled system maintains its sturdy stone structure while justifying cost effectiveness of its class. > More information on our street furniture here.
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Jonite Sump Covers (storm drain covers) are designed to be used on point drainage systems, intermediaries of long open-channel drainage as well as kerb-side drainage in Virginia. With load applications similar to channel grates, Jonite Sump Covers offer style, security and functionality.

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Jonite Sump Covers come in a wide range of standard sizes that can be assembled with the addition of Jonite splines to form huge covers, giving you cost effectiveness and sustainability. > More information on our sump covers here.
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Jonite Toilet Grates (Shower Floor Drain Gratings) have redefined the way public toilets are seen in Virginia. With natural stone textures and contemporary designs, Jonite has truly transformed the entire landscape of a toilet with our unique toilet gratings.

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Jonite toilet grates are beautifully crafted and created to serve a specific need of dispersing excess and unwanted liquids in public toilets. > More information on our toilet grates here.
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Our tree gratings are available in a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes, Jonite Tree Grates effortlessly integrate into the cityscape, providing space for trees to grow and develop in Virginia.

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Approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA), Jonites Tree Grates are certified ADA compliant and wheelchair friendly. This makes our tree grates popular in hospitals, clinics, and residential areas. > More information on our tree grates here.
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Jonite USA Decorative Grates come in a variety of modern, ornate or nature-inspired designs which are mostly ADA compliant in Virginia.

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All Jonite USA Decorative Trench Grates have adjoining patterns designed to seamlessly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also designed to comply with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards. > More information on our decorative grates here.
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Jonite Ventilation Grilles Virginia - Flexibility and strength of material provide designers freedom to design beautiful architectural ventilation grilles vertically or horizontally.

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Created from the same natural aggregates used to create their existing line of hardscape products, Jonite's latest product was born from the industry's unquenchable thirst for exciting new materials. > More information on our ventilation grilles here.
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Designs on Jonite products (custom drain covers & gratings) can be tailor-made to suit any application for any environment, empowering architects to make bold and imaginative statements in Virginia.

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Customisable panels easily integrated into hardscape design to create original benches or seatings. > More information on our custom grating products here.
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