Capital:   Richmond

State Abbreviation:   VA

State Bird:   Cardinal

State Flower:   Dogwood

Nicknames:   The Old Dominion,Mother of Presidents

Borders:   This state is bordered by North Carolina and Tennessee on the south, West Virginia and Maryland on the north, Kentucky and West Virginia on the west, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east.

  Largest Cities:
1.  Virginia Beach
2.  Norfolk
3.  Chesapeake
4.  Richmond
5.  Arlington
6.  Newport News
7.  Hampton
8.  Alexandria
9.  Portsmouth
10.  Roanoke
11.  Lynchburg
12.  Suffolk
13.  Burke
14.  Reston
15.  Dale City