Washington (state)

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State of Washington
Banner o Washington State seal o Washington
Flag Seal
Elk-name(s): The Evergreen State
Motto(s): Alki (Chinook Wawa: "Eventually" or "Bi an bi")[1]
State anthem: Washington, My Home
Map o the Unitit States wi Washington heichlichtit
Demonym Washingtonian
Caipital Olympia
Lairgest ceety Seattle
Lairgest metro aurie Seattle Metropolitan Aurie
Aurie  Rankit 18th in the U.S.
 - Total 71,300 sq mi
(184,827 km2)
 - Width 240 miles (400 km)
 - Length 360 miles (580 km)
 - % watter 6.6
 - Latitude 45° 33′ N tae 49° N
 - Langitude 116° 55′ W tae 124° 46′ W
Population  Rankit 13t in the U.S.
 - Total 6,830,038 (2011 est)[2]
 - Densitie 103/sq mi  (39.6/km2)
Rankit 25t in the U.S.
 - Median hoosehauld income  $58,078 (10t)
Elevation  
 - Heuchest point Mount Rainier[3][4][5]
14,417 ft (4,394 m)
 - Mean 1,700 ft  (520 m)
 - Lawest point Paceefic Ocean[3]
sea level
Admission tae Union  11 November 1889 (42nt)
Govrenor Christine Gregoire (D)
Lieutenant Govrenor Brad Owen (D)
Legislatur State Legislatur
 - Upper hoose State Senate
 - Lawer hoose Hoose o Representatives
U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D)
Maria Cantwell (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation 5 Democrats, 4 Republicans (leet)
Time zone Paceefic: UTC -8/-7
Abbreviations WA US-WA
Wabsteid access.wa.gov

Washington (Listeni/ˈwɒʃɪŋtən/) is a state in the Paceefic Northwast region o the Unitit States locatit north o Oregon, wast o Idaho an sooth o the Canadian province o Breetish Columbie, on the coast o the Paceefic Ocean. Washington wis carvit oot o the wastren pairt o Washington Territory which haed been cedit bi Breetain in 1846 bi the Oregon Treaty as settlement o the Oregon Boondary Dispute. It wis admittit tae the Union as the 42nt state in 1889.

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  1. State Symbols
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  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  4. Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  5. The summit of Mount Rainier is the most prominent point in the Contiguous United States.

Fremmit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Precedit bi
Montana
Leet o U.S. states bi date o statehuid
Admittit on 11 November 1889 (42nt)
Succeedit bi
Idaho