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Washington Facts

  • Capital City: Olympia (pop.) 44,925 (2008 est.)
  • Washington Population: 6,897,012 (2012 est) (13th)
  • Washington Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations (all states)
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  • Washington Quarter The second commemorative quarter coin released in 2007 honors Washington, and is the 42nd coin in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.

    Washington was admitted into the Union on November 11, 1889, becoming our Nation's 42nd State. Washington's quarter features a king salmon breaching the water in front of Mount Rainier.

    The coin's inscriptions include "The Evergreen State", "Washington" and "1889".

    Mount Rainier is an active volcano and is the symbolic bridge between the eastern and western regions of the State. The salmon is one of Washington's important symbols. The salmon has provided nourishment for the native people of the Pacific Northwest and is a traditional symbol of the Pacific Northwest culture. The nickname "Evergreen State" was bestowed upon it by real estate pioneer, C. T. Conover, due to its many lush evergreen forests. Additional details

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  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Everett
  • Name: The origin of the name Washington is in honor of George Washington, the first president of the U.S.
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  • Statehood: November 11, 1889 (42nd state)
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Washington Photographs

Washington State Capitol, Olympic National Park, Washington

Washington State Capitol Building...
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Washington Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Othello Adams 509
Clarkston Asotin 509
Kennewick Benton 509
Wenatchee Chelan 509
Port Angeles Clallam 360
Vancouver Clark 360
Dayton Columbia 509
Longview Cowlitz 360
East Wenatchee Douglas 509
Republic Ferry 509
Pasco Franklin 509
Pomeroy Garfield 509
Moses Lake Grant 509
Aberdeen Grays Harbor 360
Oak Harbor Island 360
Port Townsend Jefferson 360
Auburn King 253
Bellevue King 425
Seattle King 206
Renton King 425
Kent King 253
Bremerton Kitsap 360
Ellensburg Kittitas 509
Goldendale Klickitat 509
Centralia Lewis 360
Davenport Lincoln 509
Shelton Mason 360
Omak Okanogan 509
Raymond Pacific 360
Newport Pend Oreille 509
Tacoma Pierce 253
Puyallup Pierce 253
Friday Harbor San Juan 360
Mount Vernon Skagit 360
Stevenson Skamania 509
Everett Snohomish 425
Spokane Spokane 509
Colville Stevens 509
Olympia Thurston 360
Cathlamet Wahkiakum 360
Walla Walla Walla Walla 509
Bellingham Whatcom 360
Pullman Whitman 509
Yakima Yakima 509

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