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Richmond, Virginia (VA)

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Where is the Capital of Virginia?
The Map of Virginia (VA) shows the location of the state capital in the "Old Dominion". Virginia has 95 counties, and the capital of the State is Richmond. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Richmond including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Richmond, Virginia.


The Map of Virginia and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 42,769 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Richmond, is 62.5 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Richmond located?
The location of Richmond is in the east central part of the state in the Piedmont region of Virginia at the head of navigation of the James River. Richmond is an independent city and not part of any county, Virginia.

Capital of Virginia - Richmond
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Richmond is the capital of the state of Virginia. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Virginia? (VA)

The State of Virginia is located the eastern United States.


History & Facts on Richmond, the Capital of Virginia
The History and Fast, fun facts about Richmond, the capital city of Virginia:

History & Facts about Richmond, Virginia - Fast Fact Sheet

Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Richmond although the largest city is Virginia Beach.

Fact 2: The state covers 42,769 square miles and the size of the capital is 62.5 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city is 210,309. Nickname "The River City"
Fact 4: Richmond is an independent city and not part of any county.

Fact 5 on History: Native Indian tribes were the early inhabitants of the area, notably the Powhatan tribe. The site of Richmond was once an important village of the Powhatan Confederacy.

Fact 6 on History: The Powhatan Confederacy was a cultural and political union of over 30 Algonquian speaking Native American tribes including the Powhatan, Potomac, Chesapeake, Secacawoni, Chickahominy, Mattapony, Pamunkey, and Mattapony.

Fact 7 on History: The tribes lived in sophisticated, well defended, palisaded villages, consisting of long dwellings called Longhouses (or Birch Bark Houses)

Fact 8 on History: It was briefly settled by English colonists from Jamestown between 1609 and 1611. Battles and conflicts between colonists and American Native Indians eventually erupted in the Powhatan Wars (1622-1624)

Fact 9 on History: The town of Richmond was founded in 1737. Its population rose and it became the capital of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia in 1780.

Fact 10 on History: During the American Revolutionary War (17751783) the city was the site of several important events including Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech in 1775 and the passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom that was written by Thomas Jefferson.

Fact 11 on History: During the American Civil War (1861 - 1865), Richmond served as the capital of the Confederate States of America.

Fact 12 on History: On April 2, 1865, the Union Army led by Ulysses S. Grant captured Richmond and a quarter of the city's buildings were destroyed

Fact 13 on History: The city was eventually rebuilt and freed slaves and their descendants created a a national hub of African-American commerce and the city's historic Jackson Ward became known as the "Wall Street of Black America."

History & Facts about Richmond, Virginia - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Richmond, Virginia
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Richmond, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Richmond was 210,309, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

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