STATE of WEST VIRGINIA (WV)
35th Star in U.S. Flag
Area: 24,077 sq.miles 62,359 sq.km.
Statehood: June 20, 1863
Nickname: “The Mountain State”
Motto: “Montani Semper Liberi” (Mountaineers are always free”)
Name Origin: Elizabeth I of England (The Virgin Queen)
State Website: http://www.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx#home