West Virginia - the state at the southeast part of our country, one of the so-called South Atlantic states (the only state of the group, which has no outlet to the Atlantic Ocean). The population is 1.810 million. The capital and the largest city is Charleston. Other major cities are Huntington, Wheeling and Morgantown. The official nickname is Mountain State. The motto is Mountains are always free. The area of the state is 62.8 thousand km ². At the north, West Virginia is bordered by Pennsylvania at the east by Maryland and Virginia, at the west by Kentucky and Ohio. The territory of West Virginia is located in the Appalachian Mountains (highest point - Mr. Spruce Knob). Appalachian Plateau covers about 60% of the state, and in general is dominated by mountainous terrain.