Virginia’s major land regions are the Coastal Plain (Tidewater), Piedmont, Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau.
Agriculture continues to be Virginia’s top private industry for the Old Dominion, generating $3.8 billion in revenues. There are approximately 43,225 farms in the state, covering 7.8 million acres. The average size farm comprises 181 acres. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to all 95 counties.
Virginia’s most valuable commodities are broilers and cattle/calves. The state also grows substantial quantities of turkeys, soybeans, and miscellaneous crops . Most of the cropland is found in the northwest region of the state.
Its diverse landscape from mountains to wetlands to the coast make Virginia a wildlife mecca on both land and water. Its primary wildlife include white-tailed deer, black bear, elk, racoon, fox, jackrabbit, and turkey.
Diverse fishing opportunities across the state include freshwater fish like rock bass, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and redbreast sunfish. Saltwater fishing includes Spanish mackerel, bluefish, roundhead, croaker, summer flounder, speckled trout, and red drum.
Virginia is committed to conserving its open spaces, waters, and natural habitats.
Major Rivers and Lakes
Virginia’s four longest rivers are the Roanoke River, James River, New River, and Potomac River. Their main tributaries include the Big Otter River, Dan River, Appomattox River, Jackson River, and Bluestone River.
Kerr Lake, the largest lake in Virginia, straddles the border of Virginia and North Carolina. The surface area of this lake is approximately 49,420 acres (77.22 square miles). Other significant lakes include Smith Mountain Lake and Lake Gaston, which exceed 40,780 surface area acres.
State and National Parks
Virginia has 41 state parks and 22 national parks.
|Nickname||The Old Dominion|
|Neighboring States||West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky|
|Regions||Coastal Plain (Tidewater), Piedmont, Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau|
|State Flower||Flowering Dogwood|
|Big Game||Deer, black bear, elk, and turkey|
|Small Game||Grouse, rabbit, squirrel, woodcock, and waterfowl|
|Freshwater Fish||Rock bass, largemouth bass, redbreast sunfish, crappie, and bluegill|
|Saltwater Fish||Spanish mackerel, bluefish, roundhead, croaker, summer flounder, speckled trout, and red drum|
|Total Acreage||27.3 million acres|
|Total Public Land Acreage||3.7 million acres|
|Average Annual Rainfall||44 inches|
|Farmland by Acreage||7.8 million acres|
|Woodlands by Acreage||16 million acres|
|Primary Crops||Broilers, cattle/calves, turkey, and soybeans|
|Largest Lake||Lake Kerr|
|Other Lakes||Smith Mountain Lake, Lake Gaston, and Lake Anna|
|Major Rivers||Roanoke River, James River, New River, and Potomac River|
|Other Tributaries||Big Otter River, Dan River, Appomattox River, Jackson River, and Bluestone River|
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