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Capital City:

Olympia

Statehood:

November 11, 1889 (42nd)

Population:

4,870,000

Nickname:

Evergreen State

Motto:

Alki (By and By)

Origin of State Name:

Named after George Washington

Counties:

39

Largest Cities:

Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellevue, Everett

Border States:

Idaho, Oregon

Land Area:

66,512 sq. mi., 20th largest

Highest Point:

Mt. Ranier, 14,410 ft.

Lowest Point:

Pacific Ocean, sea level

State Bird:

Willow Goldfinch

State Flower:

Western Rhododendron (rhododendron macrophyllum)

State Tree:

Western Hemlock (tsuga heterophylla)

State Song:

Washington, My Home

State Web Site:

www.state.wa.us


For more websites on Washington check out Washington Links.

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