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The capital of Virginia is Richmond.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Virginia: VA
Typical abbreviation for Virginia: Va.
The pronunciation of Virginia:
When the people of Virginia refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Virginia is in the Eastern Time (EST/EDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nickname for Virginia: "The Old Dominion State"
State Motto: "Sic Semper Tyrannis" (Thus always to tyrants)
State Bird: Cardinal (cardinalis cardinalis)
State Tree: Dogwood (cornus florida)
State Flower: Dogwood (cornus florida)
Statehood: Virginia became the 10th state on Jun 25, 1788. It was the 8th state to secede from the Union (on Apr 16, 1861) and following the Civil War, it was the 8th Confederate state to be re-admitted (on Jan 26, 1870).
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