Virginia - state at the eastern part of our country, one of the so-called South Atlantic states. Population is 7.2 million people. Ethnic groups are: African Americans - 19.6%, Germans - 11,7% of Americans - 11.2%, British - 11,1%, Irish - 9,8%. The capital is Richmond's, the largest city is Virginia Beach, and other large cities are Alexandria, Lynchburg, Norfolk, Newport News, Portsmouth, Hampton, Chesapeake. The full official name of the state is Commonwealth of Virginia. Official nickname are: Old Dominion, Mother of Presidents. The official motto is Sic semper tyrannis. Virginia area is 110.86 thousand km ² . At the east the state washed by the Atlantic Ocean in the south is bordered by North Carolina and Tennessee, at the north-east - by Maryland, at the north- west - by West Virginia, at the west - by Kentucky. Delmarva Peninsula in eastern Virginia is separated from the main territory of the State of the Chesapeake Bay.