This category contains articles about cities in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is restricted to municipalities in Virginia that are incorporated as cities. Under Virginia law, all cities are legally independent of any county. All other incorporated Virginia municipalities are towns, which are always included within a county. It also includes cities that no longer exist because they were merged into another city, but does NOT include cities that have given up their city status and reincorporated as towns. The latter can be found in the Towns in Virginia category.