Facts About Washington



Facts About Washington


  • State Flag:

  • State Motto: "Alki" (By and By)

  • State Capital: Olympia

  • State Abbreviation: WA

  • State Name of Residents: Washingtonians

  • Date it Entered the Union: November 11, 1889; became the 42nd state in the United States

  • State Size: 71,303 square miles; 18th biggest state in the United States

  • State Colors: Dark Green and Yellow

  • State Song: Washington, My Home

  • State Dance: Square dance

  • State Nick Name: The Evergreen State

  • State Tree: Western hemlock

  • State Flower: Coast rhododendron

  • State Fruit: Apple

  • State Vegetable: Walla Walla Sweet Onion

  • State Grass: Bluebunch Wheatgrass

  • State Bird: Goldfinch

  • State Fish: Steelhead trout

  • State Fossil: Columbian Mammoth

  • State Insect: Green darner dragonfly

  • State Gem Stone: Petrified wood

  • State Ship: The "President Washington"

  • State Major Rivers: Columbia River, Snake River, Yakima River

  • State Major Lakes: Lake Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lake Washington

  • State Highest Point: Mt. Rainier - 14,410 feet (4,392 m) above sea level

  • State Bordering States: Idaho, Oregon

  • State Bordering Country: Canada

  • State Bordering Body of Water: Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound

  • State Name Origin: This state is named after the first president of the United States; George Washington

  • State Largest City: Seattle

  • State Largest Cities:
    * Seattle * Spokane * Tacoma * Vancouver * Bellevue * Everett * Yakima * Kent * Federal Way * Bellingham *
  • State Number of Counties: 39

  • State List of Counties:
    * Adams * Asotin * Benton County * Chelan * Clallam * Clark * Columbia * Cowlitz * Douglas * Ferry * Franklin * Garfield * Grant * Grays Harbor * Island * Jefferson * King * Kitsap * Kittitas * Klickitat * Lewis * Lincoln * Mason * Okanogan * Pacific * Pend Oreille * Pierce * San Juan * Skagit * Skamania * Snohomish * Spokane * Stevens * Thurston * Wahkiakum * Walla Walla * Whatcom * Whitman * Yakima *

  • Map of Washington:






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