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Sometimes called the “Mother State,” Virginia has produced eight U.S. presidents (more than any other state): George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson.

Capital Richmond
Image Source Landsat 8
Population 8,631,393
Number of Pixels 116,491,678

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