West Virginia

geographical name

Definition of West Virginia

state in the eastern U.S.; capital Charleston area 24,181 square miles (62,871 square kilometers), population 1,852,994

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“West Virginia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/West%20Virginia. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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