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Welcome to Washington and a brief overview of The Evergreen State.

Washington is located on the west coast of the 48 "conterminous" states. It is the northernmost of the three Pacific Coast States. Washington is bordered on the north by Canada and on the south by Oregon. It's bordered on the east by Idaho and on the west by the North Pacific Ocean.

Washington among the states

  • Statehood: November 11, 1889 (42nd state)
  • Abbreviation: Wash. (traditional), WA (postal)
  • Capital: Olympia.
  • Size: 68,139 square miles, includes inland water (20th)
  • Coastline: 157 miles.
  • Native American, Chinook Motto: Al-ki or Alki (By and by or Hope for the future)
  • State bird: Willow goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) adopted 1951.
  • State flower: Pacific or coast rhododendron blossom (Rhododendron macrophyllum) adopted 1892.
  • State song:
  • State tree: Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) adopted 1947.


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