State AbbreviationVA
StatehoodJune 25, 1788
State CapitalRichmond
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 42,774 sq miles; Land Only: 39,594 sq miles
Number of Counties95
State Population (2010)8,001,024
Electoral Votes13
State Quarter Issue Date16-Oct-00
State MottoSic semper tyrannis (Thus always to tyrants)
State FlowerAmerican dogwood
State BirdCardinal
NicknameThe Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents
Area Codes276, 434, 540, 571, 703, 757, 804
Top 5 Cities (2010 population)Virginia Beach (437,994)
Norfolk (242,803)
Chesapeake (222,209)
Arlington (207,627)
Richmond (204,214)
Major Sports TeamsNone
Federal PrisonsUnited States Penitentiary, Lee
Federal Correctional InstitutionFederal Correctional Institution, Beckley
Federal Correctional Institution, Petersburg Low
Federal Correctional Institution, Petersburg Medium
State PrisonsAugusta Correctional Center
Baskerville Correctional Unit
Bland Correctional Center
Buckingham Correctional Center
Caroline Correctional Unit
Coffeewood Correctional Center
Cold Springs Correctional Unit
Culpeper Correctional Facility for Women
Deep Meadow Correctional Center
Deerfield Correctional Center
Dillwyn Correctional Center
Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women
Green Rock Correctional Center
Greensville Correctional Center
Halifax Correctional Unit
Haynesville Correctional Center
Haynesville Correctional Unit
Indian Creek Correctional Center
Keen Mountain Correctional Center
Lawrenceville Correctional Center (operated by GEO Group)
Lunenburg Correctional Center
Marion Treatment Center
Nottoway Correctional Center
Patrick Henry Correctional Unit
Pocahontas Correctional Unit
Pocahontas State Correctional Center
Powhatan Correctional Center
Red Onion State Prison
River North Correctional Center
Rustburg Correctional Unit
Southampton Memorial Hospital
St. Brides Correctional Center
Sussex I State Prison
Sussex II State Prison
Virginia Correctional Center for Women
Wallens Ridge State Prison
Wise Correctional Unit

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