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 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)
Succeeded by
Idaho