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Commonwealth of Virginia
— State of the United States of America
Timeline: Alternity

OTL equivalent: Virginia, West Virginia, and Bermuda
Flag of Virginia Seal of Virginia
Flag Seal
Alternity USA, Virginia, 1997
Location of Virginia in the United States
Capital Williamsburg
Largest city Richmond
Other cities Virginia Beach, Wheeling, Charleston
Language English
Ethnic groups
White (non-Hispanic)
  others Hispanic, Black,
Native American, Asian
Demonym Virginian
Government Representative
  legislature General Assembly
Governor George Allen (R)
Area 67,004.2 sq. mi. 
Population 9,737,000 
Admission June 1788
Currency USD
Time zone Eastern Standard
Abbreviations VA

Virginia (VA) is a state located on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Admitted to the Union as the 9th state on June 25, 1788, Virginia was one of the Original Fourteen States and the birthplace of many important figureheads of the American Revolution. The state capital of Williamsburg, founded and first settled in 1632, is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Virginia shares borders with Maryland to the north and east, Washington, D.C. to the east, Pennsylvania to the north, Ohio to the west-northwest, Kentucky to the west, and Tennessee and Carolina to the south. It is also the 9th-largest state in the US, with a population of just over 9.7 million.


Virginia is subdivided into 135 counties and 38 independent cities, the latter of which function as county equivalents on the state level. Below are listed the ten largest in the state by population. Of these, four are independent cities.

Counties of Virginia (Alternity)

Map of counties in Virginia.

Rank Name County Seat Population
1 Fairfax County Fairfax 970,000
2 Virginia Beach N/A 415,000
3 Prince William County Manassas 275,000
4 Norfolk N/A 265,000
5 Henrico County Richmond 245,000
6 Chesterfield County Chesterfield 237,000
7 Kanawha County Charleston 207,000
8 Richmond N/A 205,000
9 Clarke County Leesburg 190,000
10 Chesapeake N/A 180,000

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