West Virginia is a state in the Appalachian, Upland South, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, bordered by Virginia on the southeast, Kentucky on the southwest, Ohio on the northwest, and Pennsylvania and Maryland on the northeast.
The state is noted for its natural beauty, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its labor history. It is also known for a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities, including skiing, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, caving, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and hunting.
The capital and largest city is Charleston.
- Obama administration okays major mountaintop removal coal project in West Virginia, August 12 
- State of West Virginia government website
- Energy Profile for West Virginia- Economic, environmental, and energy data
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