The Old Dominion
- State Site: Official Web Site of the State of Virginia
- Capital City:
- Postal: VA
- Traditional: Va.
- Admission to Union:
- Ancestry / Genealogy:
- Apartments: Virginia Apartments
- Area Codes: Virginia Area Codes
- Biographies: Notable Virginians
- Birth Records: Birth Certificates
- Border States:
- Citizens: Virginia Citizens
- Climate: Climatology For Virginia
- Constitution: Constitution of Virginia, 10th state to enter the Union.
- County Profile: Virginia Counties
- Courts: Virginia Judiciary
- Current Events: Virginia News
- Death Records: Death Certificates
- Department of: State Government Agencies
- Driving: Office of Driver Services
- Services: The community, business and personal services group is the most valuable
services industry in Virginia producing income through private health care, hotels and motels, computer
programming and engineering companies and repair shops. The growth sector is in technology with business
for computer programmers, consultants, engineers and researchers generated by the federal government. The
world's largest Internet service provider is based in Virginia. Ranking second are the government and
finance, insurance and real estate service groups. Government services include operation of public
schools, hospitals and military bases. The Pentagon, the headquarters of the CIA and military bases
are all located in Virginia. Rapid population growth has fueled the real estate market in
the state with the construction of new homes, shopping centers and other properties. Falls Church and
Richmond are the most important financial centers in Virginia. Ranking third in the services sector is
the wholesale trade (coal, farm products, groceries) and retail trade (automobile dealerships, department
stores, food stores, telemarketing, mail order) services group.
- Agriculture: Tobacco, once the basis of the Virginia economy, has been replaced
by livestock and livestock products as the state's most valuable source of agricultural income.
Broilers (5-12 week-old chickens) are the state's most valuable product followed by beef cattle. Other
important livestock products include milk and turkeys. Virginia is one of the country's leading producers
of turkeys. Hogs are also raised in the state. Tobacco is Virginia's most valuable field crop. Other
field crops are corn and soybeans. Leading vegetable crops are potatoes, sweet potatoes and tomatoes.
With large orchards, apples are the state's leading fruit crop.
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- Manufacturing: Tobacco products are Virginia's most valuable processed products
produced in the manufacturing sector followed by beverages (soft drinks, beer). Ranked as Virginia's
second most valuable group of manufactured goods are chemicals (pharmaceuticals, synthetic fibers).
Production of transportation equipment (boats and ships, motor vehicle parts, trucks) ranks third in the state.
- Fishing: Virginia is a leading crab and oyster producing state. Other important
catches are Atlantic croaker, summer flounder, striped bass, menhaden and spot.
- Mining: Coal is the state's leading mined product. Other products are crushed stone,
sand and gravel, lime, kyanite and clay.
- Floral Emblem:
- Genealogical Resources:
- Geographic Center: Virginia Geography
- Highest Point: Mount Rogers, 5,729 feet above sea level.
- Highway Markers: Virginia
- Judiciary: Virginia Judiciary
- Largest Cities: 10 Largest Cities
- Legislature: Virginia General Assembly
- Library: Library of Virginia
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- License Plates: Virginia
- Lottery: Virginia Lottery
- Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean, sea level.
- Maps: Virginia Maps
- Marriage: Virginia Marriage Certificates
- Motor Vehicles: Department of Motor Vehicles
- Museums: Virginia Museums
- National Forests:
- National Parks: National Parks in Virginia
- Natural Resources: A variety of soil types and many mineral deposits are Virginia's important
natural resources. Soils range from stony and not very fertile to loamy and easily cultivated sandy soils.
Mineral deposits include bituminous and anthracite coal, basalt, dolostone, gneiss, granite, limestone, marble,
sandstone, shale, slate and soapstone.
- Newspapers: Virginia
- Nickname: for Virginia
- Non-transients: Find A Grave
- Online Services: Virginia Online Services
- Origin of State's name: Virginia
- Political Cartoons: PoliticalCartoons.com
- Real Estate: Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
- Road Side America: Virginia
- Senior Citizens: Virginia Department for the Aging
- Song: "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" by James A. Bland, Virginia's official state song chosen in
1940, was redesignated as the "Song Emeritus" in 1997 to make way for a new state song. To date, a new state
song has not been chosen and work by the State Song Subcommittee, whose last meeting was on January 5, 2000,
has not resumed.
- State Parks: Virginia State Parks
- State Quarter: Virginia
- Symbols: Virginia Symbols
- Tax Forms:
- Topography: State Topography Image: Virginia
- Unclaimed Funds: Unclaimed Property
- Veteran Affairs: Virginia Department of Veterans Services
- Vital Records: Virginia Vital Records
- Voting: Voter Information
- Web Cams: Virginia Webcams
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