|Commonwealth of Virginia|
Flag of Virginia
|Dependency of:||United States|
|Admittance to Union||June 25, 1788 (10th)|
The Commonwealth of Virginia is a state in the Southern United States. Named after Queen Elizabeth I of England, who was known as the Virgin Queen, this commonwealth was one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution. Virginia was the first part of the Americas to be continuously inhabited by British colonists from its founding as a European colony up to the American Revolution. The capital is Richmond and the most populous city is Virginia Beach.