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Many symbols of Virginia can be found in our Virginia coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Virginia Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Virginia OutlineState Name: Virginia
State Nickname: The Old Dominion
also known as The Mother of Presidents
State Capital: Richmond
State Governor: Terry McAuliffe
State Abbreviation: Va.
2 letter Postal Code: VA
Area: 40,815 square miles
Date Entered the Union: June 25, 1788
State #: 10
Borders: Maryland, Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, W. Virginia, Potomac River
Virginia flagFlag Meaning: The state seal is centered in a dark blue rectangle. A woman warrior represents Virtue. She (Virginia) stands triumphant over Tyranny (Britain). The tyrant's fallen crown is shown on the right. The state motto appears at the bottom. Sic semper tyrannis - Thus always to tyrants. The flag was adopted in 1930.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 11
State Motto: Sic semper tyrannis (Thus always to tyrants)
State Flower: American dogwood
State Bird: cardinal
State Song: "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia"
State Tree: dogwood
State Mammal: American Foxhound
State Fish: Brook Trout
State Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Arlington, Richmond, Newport News, Hampton, Alexandria, Portsmouth, Roanoke
Famous Residents:
- Pearl Bailey, singer
- Warren Beatty, actor
- William Clark, explorer
- Ella Fitzgerald, singer
- William H. Harrison, president
- Patrick Henry, statesman
- Thomas Jefferson, president
- Robert E. Lee, Confederate general
- Shirley MacLaine, actress
- James Madison, president
- James Monroe, president
- George C. Scott, actor
- Zachary Taylor, president
- John Tyler, president
- Booker T. Washington, educator
- George Washington, first president
- Woodrow Wilson, president
Attractions: Arlington National Cemetery, Mt Vernon - Washington's Home, Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, Cumberland Gap, Yorktown Battlefield, Monticello - Jefferson's Home, Williamsburg, Jamestown, Chincoteague Island, Natural Bridge, Natural Tunnerl, Berkeley, The John Marshall House, Stratford hall, Wakefield
Agriculture: fruits, grains, livestock, tobacco, vegetables
Natural Resources: coal, lead, sand, gravel, stone, zinc, crabs, drumfish, mackerel, menhaden, oysters, shad

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