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New River Sandstone Falls in Summers County, West Virginia
Panorama of New River Sandstone Falls in Summers County, West Virginia.
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___ Reference Map of West Virginia (WV)

About West Virginia

West Virginia Topographic Regions Map
Topographic Regions Map of West Virginia (click map to enlarge)

West Virginia FlagWest Virginia is one of the 50 US states. The landlocked state is situated in the central eastern US mainland. WV is bordered by Pennsylvania in north, by Virginia in east, Kentucky in south west; the Ohio River forms the border with Ohio in east. The Potomac river forms a section of the state's border with Maryland. West Virginia consists of 55 counties.

The territory of West Virginia was originally part of the colony and later the state of Virginia.
West Virginia was separated from Virginia during the American Civil War (1861) and admitted to the Union as a separate state on 20th June 1863, as the 35th state.

New River Gorge Bridge, Fayetteville, West Virginia
New River Gorge Bridge, the 924 m (3,030 ft) long steel arch bridge spans the New River Gorge near Fayetteville in West Virginia. The roadway of the bridge is 267 m (876 ft) above the New River.
Image: Dennis Church

West Virginia occupies an area of 62,755 km² (24,230 sq mi), compared it is slightly larger than half the size of Bulgaria, or about half the size of Mississippi.

Two major physical regions dominate the Mountain State, (West Virginia's nickname): the Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region in the east and the Allegheny Plateau in the center and west. Alongside both banks of the Ohio River stretches the Ohio Valley.

Highest elevation in WV is the summit of Spruce Mountain known as Spruce Knob at 1,482 m (4863 ft), it is the highest peak in the Allegheny Mountains.

Major rivers are the Gauley River, which merges with the New River to form the Kanawha River, the Greenbrier River, the Guyandotte River, and the Elk River. Major lakes are Tygart Lake and Bluestone Lake.

Primary natural resources are coal, natural gas, stone, salt, oil, and mineral springs.

Germany Valley, West Virginia
View of the scenic Germany Valley high in the Allegheny Mountains, West Virginia.
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West Virginia has a population of 1.83 million people (2018 est.) [2]; capital and largest city is Charleston (pop. 49,000), Charleston metropolitan area (pop. 222,000). Largest metro area is Huntington (pop. 363,000). Other major cities and towns are Morgantown, Parkersburg, Wheeling, and Weirton.
Largest airport in the state is Charleston's Yeager Airport (IATA code: CRW).

Cities and Towns in West Virginia

The map shows the location of following cities and towns in West Virginia:

West Virginia Capitol at Night, in Charleston, West Virginia
West Virginia Capitol in Charleston at Night.
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Major cities: Charleston, Morgantown, Huntington, and Wheeling.

Other cities an towns:
Beckley, Bluefield, Bridgeport, Buckhannon, Charles Town, Clarksburg, Elkins, Fairmont, Franklin, Grafton, Hinton, Keyser, Lewisburg, Logan, Madison, Marlinton, Martinsburg, Moundsville, New Martinsville, Oak Hill, Parkersburg, Petersburg, Point Pleasant, Princeton, Ripley, Romney, Spencer, St Albans, Summersville, Sutton, Thomas, Weirton, Welch, Weston, and Williamson.

The detailed map below is showing the U.S. state of West Virginia with boundaries, the location of the state capital Charleston, major cities and populated places, streams and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.

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Reference Map of West Virginia
Reference Map of West Virginia

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