Washington Facts

Nickname: The Evergreen State

Capital City: Olympia

Statehood: November 11, 1889 – 42nd

Area: 71,303 sq.mi (184,674 sq.km.) – 18th

Population: 6,971,406 – 13th (2013)

Counties: 39

National Parks:  3

National Monuments: 3

State Parks: 186

Bird: Eastern Goldfinch

Flower: Pink Rhododendron

Tree: Western Hemlock

Highest Point: Mt. Rainier – 14,410 feet (4,392 m)

Lowest Point: Pacific coast – sea level


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Best Season:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Popular Location: Olympic NP, San Juan Islands, Mount Rainier NP, Mount St. Helens NM, Seattle, Spokane

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