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Washington OutlineState Name: Washington
State Nickname: The Evergreen State
State Capital: Olympia
State Governor: Jay Inslee
State Abbreviation: Wash.
2 letter Postal Code: WA
Area: 68,192 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Nov. 11, 1889
State #: 42
Borders: Canada, Idaho, Oregon, Puget Sound, Pacific Ocean
Washington flagFlag Meaning: The state seal of Washington lies centered on a green field that represents the green of Washington's forests. The seal consists of a portrait of George Washington with the date of 1889, the date the state joined the Union. Washington is the only state with a green flag. The flag was adopted in 1923.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 9
State Motto: Al-Ki (Indian word meaning "by and by")
State Flower: coast rhododendron
State Bird: willow goldfinch
State Song: "Washington, My Home"
State Tree: western hemlock
State Mammal: Orca
State Fish: steelhead trout
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Everett, Federal Way, Kent, Spokane Valley, Yakima
Famous Residents:
- Bob Barker, TV host
- Dyan Cannon, actress
- Carol Channing, actress
- Ray Charles, singer and musician
- Judy Collins, singer
- Bing Crosby, singer and actor
- Bill Gates, software executive
- Jimi Hendrix, guitarist
- Quincy Jones, music producer
- Gypsy Rose Lee, entertainer
- Hillary Swank, actress
- Adam West, actor
Attractions: Colville Reservation, Atomic Energy Plant, Bonneville Dam, Yakima Reservation, Mt. Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Grand Coulee Dam, Lewis and Clark Monument, San Juan Islands, Stonehenge, Whitman Museum
Agriculture: flower bulbs, fruits, vegetables, sugar beets, wheat
Industries: aircraft, processed foods, fishing, lumber
Natural Resources: cod, halibut, oysters, salmon, sand, gravel, stone, lead, zinc and uranium

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