Disputes over the borders of Virginia began in the early 17th century with conflicting royal charters that granted overlapping territory to multiple entities. It was not until the Virginia Constitution was ratified in 1776 that the borders solidified. Charleston, city, capital of West Virginia and the largest city in the state. It is situated in the Allegheny Mountains. West Virginia is 24,038 mi². It’s bordered by Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland in the north; Maryland and Virginia in the east; Virginia and Kentucky in the south; and Kentucky and Ohio in the west. Its wiggly western border is created by the Ohio River, while its winding eastern border is created by the Appalachian Mountains.
West Virginia has 5 electoral votes. It is 15 % urban and 85 % rural.
The median household income in West Virginia is $48,037.
Whether you’re looking for game big or small, West Virginia’s scenic outdoors and plentiful wildlife offer the perfect hunting grounds. Season dates vary by zone and hunts may only be legal in select counties.
West Virginia is a permitless carry state. Open carry is legal with no requirement to have a license to carry a firearm, provided the person is at least 18 years old and is legally entitled to have a firearm under state and federal law.
As for crops, hay is No. 1 in the state. Additional crops include apples, corn for grain, soybeans and tobacco.
West Virginia is also a leading state in energy. The economy of West Virginia is also diversified in areas such as aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, telecommunications, media, education, healthcare, hospitality, metals and steel, forestry, biometrics and tourism.
Interstate 77 (I-77) in the US state of West Virginia is a major north–south Interstate Highway.
How does West Virginia’s tax code compare? West Virginia has a graduated individual income tax, with rates ranging from 3.00 percent to 6.50 percent.
West Virginia has some of the lowest property tax rates in the country. Its average effective property tax rate of 0.57%.
This is based on the State and sometimes county or city in which the vehicle is registered. In West Virginia, this amount is 6% of the price of the purchased vehicle. In 2021, the real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of West Virginia was 72.48 billion U.S. dollars
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