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Washington (in English: Washington) is a state in the northwestern part of the United States, with the zip code WA and the capital Olympia. It borders the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north, the state of Idaho to the east, Oregon to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The largest city is Seattle.
The state was named in honor of George Washington, the first president of the United States, and was created from the western part of the Washington Territory, which was ceded by Great Britain in 1846, under the Oregon Treaty. Entered the Union as the 42nd state in 1889.
Washington is the 18th largest state with an area of 184,667 km 2 and the 13th most populous state, with more than 7.4 million people. About 60% of Washington residents live in the Seattle metropolitan area.
Washington is a leading producer of lumber. Its solid surface is rich in fir, hemlock, ponderosa, white pine, spruce, larch and cedar. The state is the largest producer of apples, hops, pears, red raspberries, peppermint oil, and cherries, and ranks high in the production of apricots, asparagus, dry edible peas, grapes, lentils, peppermint oil, and potatoes. Livestock and livestock products contribute significantly to total farm income, and commercial salmon, halibut and groundfish fisheries contribute significantly to the state’s economy. Washington ranks second only to California in wine production.
Washington is one of the wealthiest and most liberally progressive states in the country. It consistently ranks among the best for life expectancy and low unemployment. Along with Colorado, Washington was one of the first states to legalize medicinal and recreational cannabis, among the first thirty-six states to legalize same- sex marriage, and one of only four states to legalize abortion before the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision.The state’s residents also approved the legalization of assisted suicide in a 2008 referendum and is one of only five states (Oregon, California,Colorado and Vermont, as well as the District of Columbia), where this practice takes place.
Washington has extensive forest territories – one of the state’s assets, which determines the good development of the logging industry. The vast evergreen forests are the reason why it is nicknamed the “Evergreen State”. The highest point is Mount Rainier (4,392 m), which is part of the Cascade mountain range and is an active volcano that last erupted in the mid-19th century. It is one of the emblems of the state. Another active volcano, St. Helens (St. Helena) (2,549 m) erupted on May 18, 1980, causing damage and casualties. The larger rivers that flow through the state are the Columbia, Snake, and Yakima.
Washington became the 42nd state to join the United States on November 11, 1889.
Port of Seattle
- Port Angeles
- Federal Way
According to Countryaah, the state of Washington is divided into 39 counties. They are:
- Grays Harbor
- They click
- Panda Orei
- San Juan
- Walla Walla
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|Population||42,514 people (2000)
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National Bank building
Olympia (in English: Olympia) is the capital of the American state of Washington. The town was founded in 1850 by early settlers Edmund Sylvester and Levi Smith. It was declared the capital of the state by the first governor of Washington, Isaac Stevens, in 1853. It was named after the Olympic Mountains, because of the view that opens to them from the city in good weather. Its population is 43,300 (2005). It is located at the base of the Olympic Peninsula, which begins at the southernmost point of Puget Sound.