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West Virginia

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Capital
Charleston
Became a State
June 20, 1863 (35th)
Location
Appalachia/southern United States
Area
24,230 sq. miles (41st)
Population
1,859,815 (37th)
Major Cities
Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Morgantown
Products
livestock, coal, oil drilling, farming (on a limited basis because of the
mountainous terrain over much of the state
Climate
humid subtropical climate in lower elevations of the extreme southwestern
part of the state, with hot, humid summers and cold winters - the rest of the state
has a humid continental climate with warm to hot, humid summers and cold winters
Yearly Precipitation
averages 41 inches
Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams
Major Waterways
Guyandotte River, Greenbrier River, 
Ohio River
Most Famous Citizens
Pearl S. Buck (author)
George Brett (baseball player)
Stonewall Jackson 
(Confederate general)
Mary Lou Retton (gymnast)
Chuck Yeager (test pilot)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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