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.
State Capital: Richmond.
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.
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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