Virginia: traveling in the state of the Virgin Queen, what to see

What to see in Virginia, traveling through the territory of the state of the US, general information and division of territory, from the Appalachians to the Atlantic coast, national parks and cities to visit during a holiday.

Virginia Travel Guide

Virginia, which is part of the United States as a state of America, named after the Virgin Queen that was the name by which he was known even the Queen of England Elizabeth I.

Neighboring states are West Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, while to the east lie the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Virginia is considered the Mother of Presidents, having given birth to several of them, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Woodrow Wilson, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler and Zachary Taylor.

What to see in Virginia

Virginia may be duddivisa in six regions characterized by a certain degree of homogeneity. The Appalachian Mountains are located between the Appalachian plateau, the plateau of the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Shenandoah Valley is located within the previous year and has geographical and cultural characteristics that allow it to be considered almost an independent region.

Blue Ridge Mountains lies instead between the region of the Appalachian Mountains and the region of Piedmont. Hilly pre-mountain is located between Piedmont and Blue Ridge Mountains in itself incorporating the counties of Madison, Green, Albemarle and Nelson.

Presents a special microclimate being incorporated between Carters Mountain and the James River. Piedmont is instead located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Tidewater region.

Tidewater, which has the literal meaning of the tide water, includes all of coastal Atlantic and Hampton Roads which is the first port area coming from the north.

Virginia possesses several territories used as national parks including the famous falls Shenandoah National Park. Richmond is the capital of Virginia, and here is the Capitol of more ancient origin in the US.