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Science In Your Backyard: West Virginia

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West Virginia State Facts

Image of West Virginia with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Charleston(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 24,078 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 1,852,994
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Spruce Knob at 4,863 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Pendleton
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Potomac River at 240 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Jefferson
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Braxton County approx. 4 miles east of Sutton
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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