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West Virginia

Abbr. WV or W.Va.
A mountainous state of the east-central United States, known for its coal industry. Originally part of Virginia, it was admitted as the 35th state in 1863, after siding with the North in the Civil War. Charleston is the capital and the largest city.

West Virginian adj. & n.
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West Virginia

n
(Placename) a state of the eastern US: part of Virginia until the outbreak of the American Civil War (1861); consists chiefly of the Allegheny Plateau; bounded on the west by the Ohio River; coal-mining. Capital: Charleston. Pop: 1 810 354 (2003 est). Area: 62 341 sq km (24 070 sq miles). Abbreviation: W Va, W. Va. or WV (with zip code)
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West′ Virgin′ia


n.
a state in the E United States. 1,808,344; 24,181 sq. mi. (62,629 sq. km). Cap.: Charleston. Abbr.: WV, W.Va.
West′ Virgin′ian, n., adj.
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Noun1.West Virginia - a state in east central United StatesWest Virginia - a state in east central United States
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Beckley - a city in southern West Virginia
capital of West Virginia, Charleston - state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha river
Clarksburg - a city in northern West Virginia
Fayetteville - a town in central West Virginia on the New River
Huntington - a city of western West Virginia on the Ohio river at the mouth of the Kanawha
Harpers Ferry, Harper's Ferry - a small town in northeastern West Virginia that was the site of a raid in 1859 by the abolitionist John Brown and his followers who captured an arsenal that was located there
Morgantown - a city in northern West Virginia on the Monongahela river near the Pennsylvania border; site of the University of West Virginia
Parkersburg - a city in northwestern West Virginia on the Ohio river
Wheeling - a city in the northern panhandle of West Virginia on the Ohio river
Alleghenies, Allegheny Mountains - the western part of the Appalachian Mountains; extending from northern Pennsylvania to southwestern Virginia
Kanawha, Kanawha River - a tributary of the Ohio River in West Virginia
Monongahela, Monongahela River - a river that rises in northern West Virginia and flows north into Pennsylvania where it joins the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River
Potomac, Potomac River - a river in the east central United States; rises in West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains and flows eastward, forming the boundary between Maryland and Virginia, to the Chesapeake Bay
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Translations
West Virginia
Virginie-Occidentale
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