Virginia is an American state in the Mid-Atlantic,
Upland South and Appalachian parts of the country.
Charleston is the largest city as well as the capital
city of this state. On the northeast side of this state
there is Maryland and Pennsylvania, on its northwest
side is Ohio, on the southwest of West Virginia is
Kentucky and on the southeast side it is surrounded by
West Virginia is well-known for its labor
history, coal mining industries and natural beauty. The
state is also popular for its recreational activities
like hunting, mountain biking, fishing, whitewater
rafting, hiking, climbing, skiing and caving.
three-fourth of the state is located within the
Allegheny Plateau and Cumberland Plateau regions.
According to the census conducted in the year 2005, it
was reported that they are about 1,816,856 people living
in West Virginia. Out of this number, about 1.1% of the
residents were born in other countries.
Most of the
people speak in English at home and only about 2.7%
speak in other languages when they converse with family
members. The female population is more than the male
population and the ratio of female to male is 51:49.
main ethnic groups in West Virginia are English,
American, Italian, German and Irish.