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Shown below is a topographical map of West Virginia, showing various elevations throughout the state.
West Virginia is an eastern state located in the Appalachian region of the United States of America.
A Map of Eastern US illustrates that the state of West Virginia is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, by Ohio to the north and west, by Kentucky to the west, by Maryland to the north and east, and by Virginia to the east and south.
A significant part of West Virginia's boundaries are defined by The Ohio and Potomac rivers.
The state of West Virginia is known for its stunning natural beauty and its rugged, rough terrain, even along the plateaus.
The entire state of West Virginia is classified as a mountainous region.
The highest point in West Virginia is Spruce Knob, located in Pendleton County. The peak of this mountain is situated 4,863 feet above sea level.
The ten largest cities in West Virginia are Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Morgantown, Weirton, Fairmont, Beckley, Clarksburg and Martinsburg, in that order.
Popular local tourist destinations in the state of West Virginia include Berkeley Springs, Charles Town and Summersville.
FUN FACTS ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA:
Despite its lack of major landmarks, tourism is the state's leading industry.
Rhodes Scholarships have been awarded to 26 students who graduated from West Virginia University.
West Virginia's "New River" is actually one of the oldest rivers in the world, and flows from south to north.
West Virginia has the oldest average population of any state. The median age is 40.
Nearly three quarters of the state of West Virginia is covered in forests.
The first spa open to the public was at Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, in 1756 (formerly known as Bath, Virginia).
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