Virginia is a state in the Appalachian and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United
States, bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to
the northwest, and Pennsylvania and Maryland to the northeast. The capital and
largest city is Charleston.
The state is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically
significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor
history. It is also known for a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities,
including skiing, whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and