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The Mountain State
Capital:   Charleston
Motto:   Montani semper liberi
Translation:   Mountaineers are always free
Population:   1.85 million
Area of state:   24,230 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1863

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West Virginia, nicknamed "The Mountain State," is bordered by Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. It was the 35th state to be admitted to the Union. West Virginia’s capital and largest city is Charleston.

West Virginia has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of 3 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 34 members of the State Senate and 100 members of the House of Representatives.

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