Geographically, Virginia is classified as a part of the Southern United States which I agree. But I have heard that many Virginia residents do not consider themselves as Southerners, espeically those in North Virginia, and many people outside Virginia also tend to do the same thing.
It makes some sense, because Virginia has many similarities with many Middle Atalantic states, such as highly developed economy (GDP $47000+, American HDI ranked at 11th), many big companies' headquarters, and many highly prestigious colleges and universities (such as the University of Virginia and Washington and Lee University), and many other factors..
So do Americans culturally perceive Virginia as a Northern or Southern state?
- It is culturally a part of the Northern United States.Vote A
- It is culturally a part of the Southern United States.Vote B
- Different subdivisions of Virginia have different situations.Vote C
- I do not know very much about Virginia.Vote D
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It's culturally part of the South in MOST of the state. Central and Western Virginia is very southern in both speech, food, mindset, somewhat conservative, etc. There is a LOT of farming here and tons of rednecks as well as just regular country people.
Northern Virginia might as well be a separate state. Residents up there and somewhat on the Eastern Shore are very different than people in the rest of the state. Residents where I live get very annoyed when people claim Virginia is part of the North. But of course, up above Charlottesville and near the D. C. area, the people are very different so they probably do identify with the North. Where I live though, it's about as southern as it gets.0
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