- nouna state in east central United States• Instance Hypernyms: ↑American state• Part Holonyms:• Part Meronyms:↑Beckley, ↑Charleston, ↑capital of West Virginia, ↑Clarksburg, ↑Fayetteville, ↑Huntington, ↑Harpers Ferry, ↑Harper's Ferry, ↑Morgantown, ↑Parkersburg, ↑Wheeling, ↑Alleghenies, ↑Allegheny Mountains, ↑Kanawha, ↑Kanawha River, ↑Monongahela, ↑Monongahela River, ↑Potomac, ↑Potomac River
* * *West Virginia [West Virginia]a central eastern state of the US, also called the Mountain State. The capital and largest city is Charleston. West Virginia separated from ↑Virginia in 1861 because its people did not want to join the ↑Confederate States, and became a US state two years later. It produces apples, milk products, coal, steel, glass and chemicals. Tourist attractions include ↑Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Monongahela National Forest. Nearly 75% of the state is covered by forests.
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