The lowest point in West Virginia is at Harpers Ferry, along the Potomac River in Jefferson County, at an elevation of 240 feet. The highest point in West Virginia is at the summit of Spruce Mountain, Spruce Knob in Pendleton County, at an elevation of 4,861 feet.
West Virginia is located in the Appalachian region of the southern United States. West Virginia is bordered by the states of Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland. West Virginia comprises a total area of about 24,000 square miles, making it the 41st largest state. West Virginia had a population approaching 1.9 million people, as of 2013, making it the 38th most populated state.