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Where is West Virginia
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Where is West Virginia Located?

As shown in the given West Virginia location map that Virginia is located in the north-east part of the United States. West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian region. The state shares its border with Virginia in the south-east, Kentucky to the south-west, Ohio in the north-west, Pennsylvania in the north-east and Maryland in the east.
Charleston is the capital and largest city of West Virginia. Historically, West Virginia was the only state that formed by seceding from a Confederate state; it was also one of only two states that formed during the American Civil War.
Geographically, the state is noted for its mountains and diverse topography. Surprisingly, West Virginia is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, which facilitates it as a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research. With the humid subtropical climate, it is also known for a wide range of outdoor recreational activities including skiing, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and hunting.

West Virginia State - Quick Facts

Country:United States
Region Type: State
Abbreviation:WV, US-WV
Largest City:Charleston
Area:24,230 sq mi (62,755 km2)
Population:1,854,304 (2013 est)
Joined The Union:-13342
Nickname:Mountain State
Highest Point:Spruce Knob
Lowest Point:Potomac River at Virginia border
Timezone:Eastern: UTC -5/-4
Official Website:https://www.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx