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Science In Your Backyard: Virginia


  • USGS Headquarters
    USGS National Center
    John W Powell Building
    12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
    Reston, VA 20192
    Phone: 703-648-4000 (main switchboard)

  • Virginia Water Science Center
    North Run VI
    1730 East Parham Road
    Richmond, VA 23228
    Telephone: (804) 261-2600
    Fax: (804) 261-2659
    Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time

  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure Partnership Office (Liason for: VA)

    U.S. Geological Survey
    Virginia Mapping Partnership Office
    1730 East Parham Road
    Richmond, VA 23228
    Phone: (804) 261-2653

  • USGS Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

    106 Cheatham Hall
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
    Phone: 540-231-4934
    Fax: 540-231-7580

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Virginia State Facts

Image of Virginia with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Richmond(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 39,594 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 8,001,024
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Mt. Rogers at 5,729 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Grayson-Smyth
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Atlantic Ocean at Sea Level
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Buckingham County approx. 5 miles southwest of Buckingham
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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