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West Virginia Map Quiz/Printout

West Virginia Outline Map Printout
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West Virginia
Facts, Map and State Symbols

West Virginia Flag Printout/Quiz

Large Flag Printable

West Virginia was the 35th state in the USA; it became a state on June 20, 1863.

State Abbreviation - WV
State Capital - Charleston
Largest City - Charleston
Area - 24,231 square miles [West Virginia is the 41st biggest state in the USA]
Population - 1,854,304 (as of 2013) [West Virginia is the 38th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents - West Virginians
Major Industries - mining (coal), livestock, chemical manufacturing, glass products, tourism


Major Rivers - Ohio River, Guyandotte River, Greenbrier River
Major Lakes - Tygart Lake, Bluestone Lake
Highest Point - Spruce Knob - 4,863 feet (1,482 m) above sea level
Lowest Point - Potomac River - 240 feet (73 m) above sea level
Number of Counties - 55
Bordering States - Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia

Origin of the Name West Virginia - West Virginia was named for Queen Elizabeth I of England (she was known as the Virgin Queen). Sir Walter Raleigh may have suggested this name around 1584.
State Nickname - Mountain State
State Motto - "Montani semper liberi" - Mountaineers are always free
State Song - West Virginia My Home, The West Virginia Hills, This Is My West Virginia

West Virginia State Symbols and Emblems:
State Flag

West Virginia's official flag was adopted in 1929. The flag has a white field surrounded by blue. The state seal is encircled by a garland of the state flower (rhododendron), in the center of the flag. The seal pictures two men (a farmer and a miner) around a rock bearing the date June 20, 1863 (the day West Virginia split from Virginia and became a state). Below the men are two rifles and a red liberty cap (a symbol of freedom). A red ribbon below the men has the state motto, "MONTANI SEMPER LIBERI" (meaning "Mountaineers are always free" in Latin). A large red ribbon above the seal reads, "STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA."

Animal Symbols:
State Bird



Cardinal

State Animal



Black bear

(Ursus americanus)

State Fish

Brook trout

State Butterfly



Monarch butterfly

(Danaus plexippus)

Plant Symbols:
State Flower

Rhododendron
(Big laurel)

(Rhododendron maximum)

State Tree

Sugar Maple
(Acer saccharum)

State Fruit

Golden delicious apple

Earth Symbols:
State Gem/Fossil

Silicified Mississippian Fossil Coral
(Lithostrotionella)

State Soil

Monongahela Silt Loam

Miscellaneous Symbol:
State Colors

Old Gold and Blue

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Answer geography questions about West Virginia using the map on this quiz.
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West Virginia: Outline Map Printout

An outline map of West Virginia state to print.
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West Virginia: US State Dot to Dot Mystery Map

Connect the dots to draw the borders of a mystery state of the USA. Then use a globe or atlas to figure out which state you have drawn. You might want to give students clues, such as that it is in the eastern USA, that its capital is Charleston, or that its name starts with "W." Answer: West Virginia.
West Virginia

West Virginia: Label Me!

Label the major features of West Virginia.
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Flag of West Virginia

West Virginia's' Flag:
Large Coloring Printable

A large black-and-white printable of the flag of West Virginia.


West Virginia's Flag Printout/Quiz

Read about and answer questions on the flag of West Virginia.


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US State Report Graphic Organizer Printout #1

This printout helps the student do a short report on a US state, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on a US map, draw the state's flag, and write its capital city, state nickname, area, population, date of statehood, and state bird.
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US State Report Graphic Organizer Printout #2

This printout helps the student do a short report on a US state, prompting the student to draw a map of the state, locate it on a US map, draw the state's flag, and write its capital city, state nickname, area, population, date of statehood, state bird, state flower, climate, and major industries.


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A short, printable book on a US state. To complete the book, the student must research a US state, draw its map, draw its flag, and answer simple questions about the state.


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Write your country, state, and city, and then find and label your state (and a few other geographical features).
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A one-page printable worksheet. Write ten things about your state (plus one thing you would like to change).
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The Census

A census is an official count of the number of people in a region. The survey is done by a government, usually periodically. This page explains how and why censuses are taken.
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Census:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on the census, with a short text to read, a map to color, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers. Or go to a pdf file with the worksheet and the answers.


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West Virginia

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