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 United States wi Warshington heichlichtit
Demonym Washingtonian
Caipital Olympia
Lairgest ceety Seattle
Lairgest metro Seattle Metropolitan Aurie
Aurie Ranked 18th
 • Tot 71,300 sq mi
(184,827 km2)
 • Width 240 miles (400 km)
 • Lenth 360 miles (580 km)
 • % watter 6.6
 • Latitude 45° 33′ N tae 49° N
 • Longitude 116° 55′ W tae 124° 46′ W
Population Ranked 13t
 • Tot 7,288,000 (2016 est)[2]
 • Density 103/sq mi  (39.6/km2)
Ranked 25t
 • Median hoosehauld income $58,078 (10t)
Elevation
 • Heichest pynt Mount Rainier[3][4][5]
14,417 ft (4,394 m)
 • Mean 1,700 ft  (520 m)
 • Lawest pynt Paceefic Ocean[3]
sea level
Afore statehuid Washington Territory
Admission to Union 11 November 1889 (42nt)
Govrenor Jay Inslee (D)
Lieutenant Governor 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
ISO 3166 US-WA
Abbreviations 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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Precedit bi
Montana
Leet o U.S. states bi date o statehuid
Admittit on 11 November 1889 (42nt)
Succeeded by
Idaho