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 State: Virginia
Population and (rank):
   6,187,358 (1990)(12)
   7,078,515 (2000 est.)
Land Area and (rank):
   39,598 square miles
   (102,558 sq km) (37)

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"The Old Dominion State"
Motto: "Sic semper tyrannis"
(Thus always to tyrants)

Union Member Since June 25, 1788 (10)

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Population Estimates
  United States  Virginia   
July 1, 2006  299,398,484  7,642,884   
July 1, 2005  296,507,061  7,564,327   
July 1, 2004  293,638,158  7,472,448   
July 1, 2003  290,796,023  7,375,863   
July 1, 2002  288,125,973  7,285,707   
July 1, 2001  285,226,284  7,192,701   
July 1, 2000  282,216,952  7,104,587   
April 1, 2000  281,424,602  7,079,030  Estimates Base 
April 1, 2000  281,421,906  7,078,515  Census 2000 

Virginia Profile: 2005 Area Unemployment Rates
  Population     7,567,500  
  Labor Force     3,933,900  
  Unemployment Rate     3.5%  
  Median Household Income     $51,900  
  Per Capita Income     $37,600  
  Location     Unemployment  
  Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA     3.7%  
  Charlottesville, VA     2.8%  
  Danville, VA     7.8%  
  Harrisonburg, VA     3.0%  
  Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA     5.3%  
  Lynchburg, VA     3.8%  
  Richmond, VA     3.7%  
  Roanoke, VA     3.4%  
  Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC     4.0%  
  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV     3.5%  
  Winchester, VA-WV     2.8%  

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Virginia's Flag - A deep blue field contains the seal of Virginia with the Latin motto " Sic Semper Tyrannis" - "Thus Ever to Tyrants". Adopted in 1776. The two figures are acting out the meaning of the motto. Both are dressed as warriors. The woman, Virtue, represents Virginia. The man holding a scorge and chain shows that he is a tyrant. His fallen crown is nearby. From

History of Virginia - The history of America is closely tied to that of Virginia, particularly in the Colonial period. Jamestown, founded in 1607, was the first permanent English settlement in North America and slavery was introduced there in 1619. The surrenders ending both the American Revolution (Yorktown) and the Civil War (Appomattox) occurred in Virginia. The state is called the “Mother of Presidents” because eight chief executives of the United States were born there. Today, Virginia has a large number of diversified manufacturing industries, including transportation equipment, textiles, food processing, and printing. Other important lines are electronic and other electric equipment, chemicals, apparel, lumber and wood products, furniture, and industrial machinery and equipment. Agriculture remains an important sector in the Virginia economy and the state ranks among the top 10 in the U.S. in tomatoes, tobacco, peanuts, summer potatoes, turkeys, apples, broilers, and sweet potatoes. Other crops include corn, vegetables, and barley. Famous for Smithfield hams, Virginia also has a large dairy industry. Coal mining accounts for roughly 75% of Virginia's mineral output, and lime, kyanite, and stone are also mined. Points of interest include Mt. Vernon and other places associated with George Washington; Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson; Stratford, home of the Lees; Richmond, capital of the Confederacy and of Virginia; and Williamsburg, the restored Colonial capital. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel spans the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, connecting Cape Charles with Norfolk. Consisting of a series of low trestles, two bridges and two mile-long tunnels, the complex is 18 miles (29 km) long. It was opened in 1964. Other attractions are the Shenandoah National Park, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, the Booker T. Washington birthplace near Roanoke, Arlington House (the Robert E. Lee Memorial), the Skyline Drive, and the Blue Ridge National Parkway.

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