Washington (state)

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State of Washington
Banner o Warshington State seal o Warshington
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): The Evergreen State
Motto(s): Alki (Chinook Wawa: "Eventually" or "Bi an bi")[1]
State sang(s): "Washington, My Home"
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Warshington heichlichtit
DemonymWashingtonian
CaipitalOlympia
Lairgest ceetySeattle
Lairgest metroSeattle Metropolitan Aurie
AurieRanked 18th
 • Tot71,300 sq mi
(184,827 km2)
 • Width240 miles (400 km)
 • Lenth360 miles (580 km)
 • % watter6.6
 • Latitude45° 33′ N tae 49° N
 • Longitude116° 55′ W tae 124° 46′ W
PopulationRanked 13t
 • Tot7,288,000 (2016 est)[2]
 • Density103/sq mi  (39.6/km2)
Ranked 25t
 • Median hoosehauld income$58,078 (10t)
Elevation
 • Heichest pyntMount Rainier[3][4][5]
14,417 ft (4,394 m)
 • Mean1,700 ft  (520 m)
 • Lawest pyntPaceefic Ocean[3]
sea level
Afore statehuidWashington Territory
Admission to Union11 November 1889 (42nt)
GovrenorJay Inslee (D)
Lieutenant GovernorCyrus Habib (D)
LegislaturState Legislatur
 • Upper hooseState Senate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. SenatorsPatty Murray (D)
Maria Cantwell (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation5 Democrats, 4 Republicans (leet)
Time zonePaceefic: UTC -8/-7
ISO 3166US-WA
AbbreviationsWA,
Wabsteidaccess.wa.gov

Washington (Listeni/ˈwɒʃɪŋtən/) is a state in the Paceefic Northwast region o the Unitit States locatit benorth Oregon, bewast Idaho an besooth the Canadian province o Breetish Columbie, on the coast o the Paceefic Ocean. Washington wis cairvit oot o the wastren pairt o Washington Territory whilk haed been gien ower bi Breetain in 1846 bi the Oregon Treaty fur tae redd up the Oregon Boondary Dispute. It wis admittit tae the Union as the 42nt state in 1889.

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