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WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia is an Appalachian state rich in natural resources. Coal mining drew jobs and families to the state in its early years, and West Virginia still produces a vast amount of coal along with natural gas, oil, and lumber. Scenic mountains, valleys, and forests are filled with wildlife and provide a fitting venue for outdoor recreation. Charleston, West Virginia’s capital, offers attractions such as shopping, dining, cultural centers, and museums. 

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State Health Facts

Health Workforce Information

Climate

Avg. Annual Rainfall (in inches): 43.9

Avg. Annual Snowfall (in inches): 29.9

Avg. Sunny Days per Year: 164

Avg. Temperature Range (in degrees farenheit rounded): 22 to 85

Geography

Capital City: Charleston

Elevation Above Sea Level: 1,179

Area in Square Miles: 24,087 sq. mi.

Demographics

Employment Opportunities

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