It is bordered by Maryland to the northeast the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast North Carolina and Tennessee to the south Kentucky to the west and West Virginia to the northwest. The Southwestern United States also known as the American Southwest or simply the Southwest is a geographic and cultural region of the United States that generally includes Arizona New Mexico and adjacent portions of California Colorado Nevada Oklahoma Texas and UtahThe largest cities by metropolitan area are Phoenix Las Vegas El Paso Albuquerque.
The state capital is Richmond.
Who explored the southwestern united states. Virginia constituent state of the US one of the original 13 colonies.