The abbreviation VA stands for the state of Virginia in the United States of America. It became the 10th state to join the Union on June 25, 1788. This state is the 35th largest when compared to all other states in the U.S.
Virginia was among the very first colonies to join the Union in a quest to become independent and formidable economically and military wise. The capital city of this state is Richmond while the largest city in the state is called Virginia Beach.
This state depends on a number of activities to generate income with one of the most popular being agriculture. Some of the crops grown there include peanuts, corn, potatoes and tobacco. The state also engages in economic activities such as mining of coal, animal raring, paper manufacture, furniture making and tourism.
The state of Virginia is popularly known for being home to quite a number of U.S. presidents, including Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, James Monroe, Zachary Taylor and Woodrow Wilson, among several others.
It has a rich heritage of geographical features including mountains, rivers and beaches. Tourists flock into the state to have a good time since the state has unique resorts and a wonderful blend of cultures.