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Aerial View of the George Mason Fairfax Campus

Definition of Northern Virginia

The federal government defines parts of Northern Virginia as lying in a Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA). In 2010, this included the Virginia counties of Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, King George, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren, and the independent cities Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Manassas Park.