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    There's an abundance of family fun to be had at Wisconsin Dells on the Wisconsin River, from roller coasters and water parks to horse-drawn carriage rides and boat cruises.

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    Introduction to all the things to do in West Virginia.

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    The mountains of West Virginia have a hand in most going-ons within the state. Whether it's climbing, skiing, rafting, hiking, or enjoying the outdoors in general, West Virginia doesn't dissapoint.

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City and State Information for West Virginia

West Virginia Facts, Statistics, and State Symbols

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West Virginia

"Mountain State"

Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers are always free)
Name Origin
In honor of Elizabeth, “Virgin Queen” of England
Statehood Date
June 20, 1863 (35th)
Cities in West Virginia

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Official Symbols

A state's official symbols represent the composition and culture of the land and people who live and have lived here. Below are the symbols of West Virginia along with the year they became official.

Flower Rhododendron (1903)
Tree Sugar Maple (1949)
Bird Cardinal (1949)
Animal Black Bear (1973)
Colors Blue And Gold (Official) (1863)
Songs “West Virginia, My Home Sweet Home,” “The West Virginia Hills,” And “This Is My West Virginia” (Adopted By Legislature In 1947, 1961, And 1963 As Official State Songs)
Population Density
75.1 people per square mile
Geography and Weather
Land Area
24,077 sq mi. (62,359 sq km)
Lowest Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Average Elevation
1500 ft (457.2 m)
Highest Temperature Recorded
112°F (44°C) on July 10, 1936
Lowest Temperature Recorded
–37°F (–38°C) on December 30, 1917

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