Physical map of Virginia
Information about the geography of VirginiaVirginia is one of the fifty states of the United States of America, located in the eastern part of the country. It has a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, and is bordered by Maryland and West Virginia on the north, North Carolina on the south and Kentucky on the west.
The main characteristics of the western regions is the Appalachian Mountain chains, and its smaller ranges that run in a northeastern directions from the southwestern corner of the state. The terrain is gradually changed to flat plains in the east, the Atlantic Coastal Plains, that is bisected by many rivers, amongst which the Roanoke and the James rivers are of highest importance. The southern corner of the Delmarva Peninsula also belongs to Virginia, being separated form the mainland by the Chesapeake Bay.