- Capital City: Olympia (pop.) 44,925 (2008 est.)
- Washington Population: 6,897,012 (2012 est)
- Washington Population: (per square mile)
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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
- 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)