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Washington

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Capital
Olympia
Became a State
November 11, 1887 (42nd)
Location
Pacific Northwestern United States
Area
71,300 sq. miles (18th)
Population
6,724,540 (13th)
Major Cities
Seattle, Spokane, Olympia, Tacoma, Kennewick, Pasco, Richland
Products
red raspberries, hops, spearmint, apples, sweet cherries, peppermint, oil,
Concord rapes, carrots, Niagra grapes, lentils, potatoes, prunes, dry peas, asparagus,
sweet corn, green peas, plums, onions, barley, trout, wheat, cranberries, strawberries
Climate
Puget Sound 
lowlands see clouds and rain in the winter, western, slopes of the
Cascades receives larger amounts of snow - drier climate prevails east of the Cascade Range -
prevailing winds from the southwest in autumn and winter bring warm and 
most air masses
Yearly Precipitation
averages 28 inches
Professional Sports Teams
Seattle Seahawks (National Football League)
Seattle
Mariners (Major League Baseball)
Seattle
Super Sonics (National Basketball Association)
Seattle
Thunderbirds (Western Hockey League)
Seattle Storm (Women’s National Basketball Association)Spokane Chiefs (Western Hockey League)
Everett Silvertips (Western Hockey League)
Tri-City Americans (Western Hockey League)
Major Waterways
Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound, Yakima River, Columbia River, Snake River
Most Famous Citizens
Bob Barker (TV host)
Bing Crosby (singer)
Chief Joseph (Indian leader)
Bill Gates (software executive)
Jim Hendrex (guitarist), Phil Mahre (skier)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willow Goldfinch
Pink Rhododendron 
Steelhead Trout 
Western Hemlock 
Green Darner Dragonfly 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Fast Facts Resources

Wikipedia
50 States.com
Access Washington