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Charleston West Virginia

Charleston, the capital of West Virginia, is also its largest city. It is situated in the Kanawha County, specifically at the confluence of Kanawha and Elk Rivers. It has a total land area of 31.6 mi˛ and an estimated population of 51,685 as of 2004.

As West Virginia’s capital, Charleston is one of the state’s busiest cities. Together with its nearby communities, it forms the heart of West Virginia’s largest industries, including chemical, coal, lumber milling, metal, mining, oil refining, and manufacturing industries...read more »


West Virginia, also referred to as the Mountain State, has more to offer to the unsuspecting visitor than mountains and seclusion. Although the state does not boast any large cities as most other states do that doesn’t mean that there is any shortage of exciting activities, historical sites, or cultural venues here. From the story behind the split of the two sides of Virginia into separate states to the lengthy history of coal mining to the role that the state played in putting men to work during World War II to the sweet sound of some good old mountain music, West Virginia is the place for travelers to go if they are looking for a good, old fashioned mountain vacation. The mountains in the state of West Virginia are one of the main reasons the state attracts so many visitors every year. The state of Virginia actually lies directly in the Appalachian Mountain System and visitors will be hard pressed to find flat land here in the state...read more »


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