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State of Virginia

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Virginia State Seal

Facts about Virginia

  • The State of Virginia is the 10th U.S. state.
  • Virginia received statehood on June 25, 1788.
  • Virginia's state capital is Richmond.
  • Virginia's state postal abbreviation is VA.

Virginia's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Cardinal (Northern Cardinal)
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Cardinalis cardinalis

  • Official State Flower: Flowering dogwood
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Cornus florida
  • Year: 1918

  • Official State Motto: Sic semper tyrannis
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation: Thus always to tyrants

  • Official State Song: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia

  • Official State Tree: Flowering dogwood
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Cornus florida
  • Year: 1956

Virginia's Sports

MISL - Major Indoor Soccer League Teams

Virginia's State Government and Public Safety


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