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Virginia Beach, VA is the most populous city in VA. The estimated population is 433,579 residents, according to the US Census Bureau 2010 data. Virginia Beach is also the 41st most populous city in the United States. The land area consists of 200 square miles, which breaks down to 1,715 persons per square mile.

The city of Virginia Beach, VA was created in 1963 and now features seven separate boroughs: Bayside, Blackwater, Kempsville, Lynnhaven, Princess Anne, Pungo and Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach, VA is also part of the “Seven Cities of Hampton Road” which includes Chesapeake, Suffolk, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Hampton. The Hampton Roads region is also known as “America’s First Region”.

Virginia Beach is connected to I-64 via I-264, which runs from the oceanfront and links to Virginia’s Eastern Shore region via the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT), which is the longest bridge-tunnel complex in the world.

The city is served by the nearby Norfolk International Airport, and public transportation is offered by Hampton Roads Transit.  Oceanfront trolleys are operated by VB Wave Trolley.  Two major hospitals service Virginia Beach Virginia, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital.

Virginia Beach has many notable characteristics, but the city is distinct due to the fact that it is the only major resort town on the Atlantic Coast in VA. Virginia Beach also has the longest pleasure beach in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Virginia Beach also features the renowned Virginia Beach Boardwalk which includes 28 miles of swimming, fishing, boating and dining. There are over 208 city parks, major sporting events, and historical sites, including the Adam Thoroughgood House, in addition to those invigorating swims in the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean.