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Virginia was the 10th state to join the United States of America. Virginia officially became a state on June 25, 1788. The capital city is Richmond, but the largest city is Virginia Beach.

Here are some official state symbols to help you get to know Virginia better.

  • State Abbreviation - VA
  • State Nickname - Old Dominion State
  • State Shell - Oyster
  • State Flower - American dogwood
  • State Dance - Square dance
  • State Fossil - Chesapecten jeffersonius
  • State Fish - Brook trout

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Did you know that Virginia is the 35th biggest state in the USA? The territory spans 42,769 square miles.