ONE OF THE 50 STATES OF THE UNITED STATES OF
LOCATION AND BECAUSE OF THE NAME
Located on the Atlantic coast of South America. Named after
Queen Elizabeth I of England, who, having never married, was
known as the "Virgin Queen." The state is known by the
nickname "Old Dominion" (Old Dominion) and sometimes the
"Mother of Presidents" because it is the birthplace of eight U.S.
presidents (including four of the first five).
Richmond is the capital of the
state of Virginia. Richmond
has a humid subtropical
climate with four distinct
seasons. It is located on the
banks of the James river, hills
and valleys, in a very strategic
location for trade
development. It has many
industries and many
attractions, among which may
be mentioned museums,
monuments, churches and
Assateague Island is a 37-mile (60 km)
long barrier island located off the eastern coast
ofDelmarva. The northern two-thirds of the island
is in Maryland while the southern third is inVirginia.
The Maryland section contains the majority
of Assateague Island National Seashoreand
Assateague State Park. The Virginia section
contains Chincoteague National Wildlife
Refuge and a small part of the national
seashore. It is best known for its herds of feral
horses, pristine beaches, and the Assateague
The island also contains numerous marshes,
bays and coves, including Toms Cove.
Bridge access for cars is possible from both
Maryland and Virginia, though no road runs
the full length of the island.
SÍMBOLOS DA VIRGÍNIA
• Music: None currently, for the old, Carry Me Back to Old
Virginny (Take me back to old Virginny), had their status as
state symbol removed in 1997 because it stretches
considered racially offensive.