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  • 1. WEST VIRGINIA
  • 2. West Virginia is located in the South, in the Appalachian area, next to Virginia.
  • 3. It split from Virginia during the American Civil War in 1862 and was admitted to the Union as a separate state on June 20, 1863.
  • 4. Currency of 25 U.S. cents in West Virginia.
  • 5. West Virginia is the only state in the nation located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain Range. In which all areas are mountainous, that is why it is nicknamed The Mountain State.
  • 6. The climate of West Virginia is among a subtropical climate in the southwestern part of the state. The rest has a continental climate with hot and humid wet summers and cold winters.
  • 7. Charleston is the state capital.
  • 8. Joe Manchin is the current governor of the state.
  • 9. Huntington is one of the most important cities in West Virginia.
  • 10. Parkersburg is another one.
  • 11. The University of West Virginia is the first institution of higher education in West Virginia.

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