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Flag of Virginia

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Use: Civil and state flag
Adopted: March 28, 1912 (standardized February 1, 1950)
Design: Obverse of the Seal of Virginia on an azure field
Designed by: Charles Keck

The Seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia is the official seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. The flag of Virginia consists of the obverse of the seal against a blue background. A state flag was first adopted at the beginning of the American Civil War in April 1861, readopted in 1912,[1] and standardized by the General Assembly in February 1950.[2] The flag may be decorated with a white fringe along the fly; this is usually done when the flag is displayed indoors.

Commonwealth of Virginia
Navy blue flag with the circular Seal of Virginia centered on it. A circular seal with the words "Virginia" on the top and "Sic Semper Tyrannis" on the bottom. In the center, a woman wearing a blue toga and Athenian helmet stands on the chest of dead man wearing a purple breastplate and skirt. The woman holds a spear and sheathed sword. The man holds a broken chain while his crown lies away from the figures. Orange leaves encircle the seal.
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents
Motto(s): Sic semper tyrannis
(English: Thus Always to Tyrants)
State song(s): "Our Great Virginia"
Virginia is located on the Atlantic coast along the line that divides the northern and southern halves of the United States. It runs mostly east to west. It includes a small peninsula across a bay which is discontinuous with the rest of the state.
Official language English
Spoken languages English 86%,
Spanish 6%
Other 8%
Demonym Virginian
Capital Richmond
Largest city Virginia Beach
Largest metro Baltimore-Washington Metro Area
Area Ranked 35th
• Total 42,774.2 sq mi
(110,785.67 km2)
• Width 200 miles (320 km)
• Length 430 miles (690 km)
• % water 7.4
• Latitude 36° 32′ N to 39° 28′ N
• Longitude 75° 15′ W to 83° 41′ W
Population Ranked 12th
• Total 8,517,685 (2018)
• Density 206.7/sq mi (79.8/km2)
Ranked 14th
• Median household income $71,535 (10th)
Elevation
• Highest point Mount Rogers
5,729 ft (1746 m)
• Mean 950 ft (290 m)
• Lowest point Atlantic Ocean
Sea level
Before statehood Colony of Virginia
Admitted to the Union June 25, 1788 (10th)
Governor Ralph Northam (D)
Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax (D)
Legislature General Assembly
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Delegates
U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D)
Tim Kaine (D)
U.S. House delegation 7 Democrats
4 Republicans (list)
Time zone Eastern: UTC −5/−4
ISO 3166 US-VA
Abbreviations VA, Va.
Website www.virginia.gov
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