The state of Map of West Virginia is basically the western part of Virginia which also known as The Mountain State locally. Charleston is the capital of West Virginia.it was considered into the union of United States in 20 June 1863 as 35th state of 50 states in total. The flag of West Virginia has a white field bordered by blue strip, with symbol of coat of arms in centre and at the top “State of West Virginia” written around coat of arms. West Virginia physical existence basically lies in eastern United States, in the south of the Atlantic Region, having an area of 24,321 sq. mi, including 24,119 sq. mi of land and 112 sq. mi of inland water which gives West Virginia 41st position in matter of size among all the 50 states in United States.
Map of West Virginia
The shape of West Virginia is very irregular, with two panhandles of land, the northern panhandle separate the parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania, and the eastern panhandle separates parts of Maryland and Virginia. Total boundary of West Virginia is about 1,180 mi. Elk River Public Hunting Area in Braxton County is the geographical centre of the state with 6 km of Sutton.
Printable Map of West Virginia Counties and Major Cities
The geographical location of West Virginia lies in two divisions of Appalachian Highlands. Most of the eastern panhandles are in the ridge and valley region, and the remaining area is of the Allegheny Plateau.
Detailed Map of Western North Carolina and Virginia
The average elevation of West Virginia is about 1,500 ft. higher than any other state is U.S.A the climate of West Virginia is Continental humid climate, with hot summers and cold winters. Atlantic slope influence the climate of eastern panhandle extremely. The average temperature vary from 56 f in southwest to 48 f in higher elevations.
State Map of West Virginia Cities
The amount of Flora and Fauna is very high in West Virginia, which provides natural habitat for more than 3,200 species of plants and basically 3 life zones: Canadian, Alleghenian, and Carolinian. More than 56 species and subspecies of mammals can be found in West Virginia.
West Virginia County Outline Map
The population of West Virginia is not so much West Virginia get a 37th position in terms of population among all the states of United States. The total population of West Virginia is about 1,816,856 in 2005, an increase of 0.5% since 2000.
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As West Virginia is state it has two constitutions. The first constitution is adopted in 1863, and followed until 1872, till the time of new constitution is adopted, and in January 2005, 71 amendments to this constitution had become law.
The legislature assembly consist a senate with 34 members and House of Delegates in which there are 100 members. There are certain criteria for the persons who wants to be a legislature, like the legislature must be qualified voter and residents of their districts for more than at least one year before participating in legislative elections. Since Map of West Virginia has a very fertile land the Agricultural sector contributes most towards the economy of West Virginia. The GSP of West Virginia in 2004 is about 49.454 billion out of which manufacturing sector accounted for the largest share, which is followed by health care and social assistance at 4.757 billion, and real estate sector at 4.598 billion.