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State Abbreviation WV
Statehood June 20, 1863
State Capital Charleston
State Size Total (Land + Water): 24,230 sq miles; Land Only: 24,078 sq miles
Number of Counties 55
State Population (2010) 1,852,994
Electoral Votes 5
State Quarter Issue Date 14-Oct-05
State Motto Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers are always free)
State Flower Rhododendron
State Bird Cardinal
Nickname Mountain State
Area Codes 304, 681
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Charleston (51,400)
Huntington (49,138)
Parkersburg (31,492)
Morgantown (29,660)
Wheeling (28,486)
Major Sports Teams None
Federal Prisons United States Penitentiary, Hazelton
Federal Correctional Institution Federal Correctional Institution, Beckley
Federal Correctional Institution, Gilmer
Federal Correctional Institution, McDowell
Federal Correctional Institution, Morgantown
State Prisons Anthony Correctional Center White Sulphur Springs Greenbrier County
Beckley Correctional Center Beckley Raleigh County
Charleston Work Release Center Charleston Kanawha County
Denmar Correctional Center Denmar Pocahontas County
Huntington Work Release Center Huntington Cabell County
Huttonsville Correctional Center Huttonsville Randolph County
Lakin Correctional Center Lakin Mason County
Martinsburg Correctional Center Martinsburg Berkeley County
Mount Olive Correctional Complex Mount Olive Fayette County
Northern Correctional Facility Moundsville Marshall County
Ohio County Correctional Center Wheeling Ohio County
Parkersburg Correctional Center Parkersburg Wood County
Pruntytown Correctional Center Grafton Taylor County
Saint Marys Correctional Center Saint Marys Pleasants County
Salem Correctional Center Salem Harrison County

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