Size

110.771 km²

Inhabitants

6,2 Mil.

Time difference to CET

- 6 h

Middle temperatures in summer

31°C

Middle temperatures in winter

-3°C

Capital

Richmond

 

About 6,2  milion peoplelive in Virginia. Richmond, located at the mouth of the James River, is the capital. Other important cities are Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News and Chesapeake. 19% of Virginia`s inhabitants are immigrants.

Many famous Americans have been born in Virginia; among them eight former presidents of the USA: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Woodrow Wilson.

 

Virginia Beach

About two million tourists per year visit the 61 kilometre long coast of Virginia Beach.

 

Colonial Museum in Jamestown

Jamestown is called the first permanent settlement of English colonists on the American continent.

 

McLean House, Virginia

 

In the McLean House in Virginia the peace treaty was signed that ended the American Civil War.

 

Cornfields

The cornfields are interrupted by stripes of grass to avoid impoverishment of nutritive substances.

by Oliver

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