Located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

Washington USA Location

Total Population: 6,8 Million Residents

Capital City: Olympia

Largest Cities:
Seattle: 608,660
Spokane: 208,916
Tacoma: 198,397

Bordering States - Idaho, Oregon

Some Famous People From Washington

Bill Gates - Chairman And Chief Software Architect Of Microsoft Corporation. Born In Seattle

Jim Caviezel - Actor From Mount Vernon

Bing Crosby - Singer And Actor From Tacoma

Kenny G - Saxophonist From Seattle

John Stockton - Basketball Player From Spokane

Jimi Hendrix - Guitarist From Seattle

Linda B. Buck - Nobel Prize Awarded Biologist. Born In Seattle

Kurt Cobain - Musician From Aberdeen

Kenny Loggins - Singer/Songwriter From Everett

Recommended Places To See In Washington

The Space Needle - Seattle

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument - Near Castle Rock

Fort Vancouver Historical Site - Vancouver, Washington

Klondike Gold Rush Park - Seattle

History Of Washington

In 1774 - 1775 the first Europeans came to the region. In 1805, the Lewis and Clark expedition came to the region and the Washington Territory is created in 1853. Washington was named in honor of George Washington and was granted statehood in 1889 as the 42nd State to be admitted to the Union. The state's coastal location and excellent harbors have contributed to its role as a leader in trade with Alaska, Canada and other countries. The Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980 and was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in U.S. history. Washington is the leading producer of apples and is the home of the coffee chain Starbucks.

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