Virginia is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Situated between the Appalachian Mountains to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Virginia is one of the original 13 colonies. With over 8 million residents, Virginia is the 12th most populous state in the United States. Virginia's economy is diverse and the state is home to many high-tech companies in the military, defense, and technology sectors. Richmond is the capital city of Virginia, and Virginia Beach is the most populous city.