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You might be surprised to learn that the Mountain State’s land mass measures more than either Hawaii or Massachusetts, but in square footage – 24,200 – is still quite small. Even though West Virginia has minimal land, it has some mighty attributes.
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, mountain heights range from 240 feet at Harper’s Ferry to 4,800+ feet at Spruce Knob. That makes it the state in the eastern United States with the highest mean altitude.
Forested land covers almost 80 percent of West Virginia. Combine the abundance of trees with the profusion of mountains and you realize why residents here spend their leisure time outdoors whenever they can. The weather usually cooperates because the climate comfort index measures above the U.S. average.
Average rainfall runs around 44 inches a year and snowfall measures just 30 inches annually. You may see a low of 22 degrees °F in January. The July high is usually in the mid-80s °F and you’ll have 164 sunny days for recreational play.
In the winter, sports like downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, tubing snowshoeing, and snowmobiling at major resorts like Canaan Valley and Snowshoe Mountain dominate.
During other months, recreationalists climb and explore caves at Lost World and Seneca Caverns or Organ Cave.
When you hear “West Virginia,” you probably associate the state with coal and coal mining. This ore was discovered here in 1742 and to this day bituminous coal is naturally found in every county in the Mountain State making it the official state rock.
Besides coal mining, major industries include livestock, biotech, the manufacturing of chemicals and glass products, and tourism. The Mountain State’s largest private employers are Wal-Mart, West Virginia United Health System, Charleston Area Medical Center, Kroger and Mylan Pharmaceuticals.
If you work in any of the above industries or for any of the listed employers and even others, your paycheck should stretch more than it would in some other states. The cost of living here is almost 14 percent lower than the national average and sales tax is a mere 6 percent.
Originally a coal miner’s lunch, West Virginia’s official food is a pepperoni roll, which is spicy meat and cheese baked in a bun.
By: Michael Danzig