The climate of West Virginia is a humid subtropical climate (Koppen climate
classification Cfa) in some of the lower elevations, primarily in the
southwestern portion of the state (including Huntington and Charleston),
along with parts of the Eastern Panhandle east of the Appalachians with hot,
humid summers and milder winters.
An English dialect was spoken by the mountaineers of West Virginia.
The United States dollar, denoted by USD or the symbol $, is the
official currency used in the United States. Commonly referred to as the
"American dollar," the currency is divided into 100 cents (symbol ¢).
West Virginia ranked 37th in population in the US with an
estimated total of 1,801,873 in 2002, an increase of 0.4% since 2000.
Between 1990 and 2000, West Virginia's population grew from 1,793,477 to
1,808,344, an increase of 0.8%.
Charleston is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state
of West Virginia. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha
Rivers in Kanawha County.