Virginia (US State) – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Petr Novák

Virginia is an American state in the eastern United States. It is nicknamed the Mother of Presidents because eight American presidents have been born there. Virginia is specific in its population – of all the states in the USA, this is the one with the most rural residents.

Virginia (US State) – The Best Guide, Must Knows & Fun Facts

Map of Virginia / Where is Virginia?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information About Virginia
  2. What to See in the State of Virginia
  3. Fun Facts about Virginia
  4. Virginia Weather
  5. Largest Cities in Virginia
  6. Food Prices in Virginia
  7. State Symbols of Virginia

Basic Information About Virginia

What to See in the State of Virginia

  1. Shenandoah National Park
  2. Arlington National Cemetery
  3. Arlington Tomb of the Unknowns
  4. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  5. The Monticello residence of President Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville
  6. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond
  7. National Museum of the Marine Corps in the Triangle
  8. The U.S. Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington
  9. National Normandy Landing Day Memorial in Bedford
  10. Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk

For tips on other sights and places of interest in Virginia, post them in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Virginia

Virginia’s date of entry into the Union

June 25, 1788 (10th in order)

Virginia state nickname

The Mother of Presidents

The Highest Mountain in Virginia

Mount Rogers (1,746 metres)

Rivers in Virginia

  1. Roanoke River (660 km)
  2. James River (560 km)
  3. New River (510 km)
  4. Potomac River (486 km)
  5. Clinch River (480 km)

Airports in Virginia

  1. Washington Dulles International Airport
  2. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
  3. Norfolk International Airport
  4. Richmond International Airport
  5. Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport

Virginia Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): no team
  • MLB (baseball): no team
  • MLS (football): no team
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): no team

Universities in Virginia

  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • George Mason University

ZIP Codes

20040-20167, 22001-24658

Weather in Virginia | Average Temperatures in Virginia | Average Precipitation in Virginia

Virginia Weather

Virginia is a relatively warm state whose climate, particularly in the east, is influenced by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Summer temperatures in Virginia typically range between 20-26 °C (68-77 °F), with frequent thunderstorms.

Winters in Virginia are not too cold, with average temperatures slightly above freezing, decreasing with increasing elevation, and occasional snowstorms can be encountered at higher elevations.

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Largest Cities in Virginia

# City Population Map
1 Virginia Beach 437,994 Show on Map
2 Norfolk 242,803 Show on Map
3 Chesapeake 222,209 Show on Map
4 Arlington 207,627 Show on Map
5 Richmond 204,140 Show on Map
6 Newport News 180,719 Show on Map
7 East Hampton 147,993 Show on Map
8 Alexandria 139,966 Show on Map
9 Hampton 137,436 Show on Map
10 Portsmouth Heights 99,049 Show on Map

Food Prices in Virginia

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $8.00
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $5.75
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.54
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.94
  • Milk (1 l): $0.76
  • Bread (500 g): $2.63
  • Rice (1 kg): $3.24
  • Egg (12 pcs): $1.42
  • Cheese (1 kg): $11.21
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $7.45
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $10.58
  • Apples (1 kg): $4.59
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.24
  • Oranges (1 kg): $4.19
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $3.69
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $3.19
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $1.90
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $3.71
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $6.00

Grocery prices in the City of Richmond valid in January 2021. Take these as a guide, prices vary from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Virginia Flag | Virginia State Emblem

State Symbols of Virginia

  • Insect: Eastern cottonmouth
  • Flower: flowering dogwood
  • Field Dance: Square Dance
  • Butterfly: Eastern Butterfly
  • Drink:milk
  • Bat: Townsend’s bat
  • Dog: American foxhound
  • Song: Carry Me Back To Old Virginia
  • Bird: Cardinal Red
  • Fish (marine): striped moray eel
  • Fish (freshwater): American whitefish
  • Tree: flowering dogwood

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