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Meaning of West Virginia

West' Virgin'ia

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a state in the E United States. 1,949,644; 24,181 sq. mi. (62,629 sq. km). Cap.: Charleston. Abbr.: WV (for use with zip code), W.Va.
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