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Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and the name of the island in Puget Sound on which the ci...

Seattle

Seattle

Seattle is the largest city in the Northwestern United States.The city is a major coastal seaport situated on a narrow isthmus bet...

Spokane

Spokane

Spokane is a city located in the Northwestern United States in the state of Washington. It is the largest city of Spokane County o...

Tacoma

Tacoma

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. The city is on Washington's...

Facts

When to visit:

Washington’s peak tourist season falls in the summer between the months of March and September. Washington’s excellent parks are notorious for filling up fast and full, so smart traveler will make reservations and try to get as close to the “shoulder” seasons as they can. Many parks are closed for the winter.

White-water rafters often choose to visit Washington in the spring to catch the first good swells of the winter run-off. Hitting the rivers at the opportune time is an art as well as a science, so a little research may be necessary to beat the crowds but catch the water.

Washington Facts:

State Abbreviation: WA

State Capital: Olympia

Largest City: Seattle

Area: 71,303 square miles (18th biggest state in the USA)

Washington Population: 6,203,788 (as of 2004)

Major Industries: farming, lumber, tourism, hydroelectric power, computer software, aircraft, aluminum refining

Washington Rivers: Columbia River, Snake River, Yakima River

Washington Lakes: Lake Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lake Washington

Highest Point: Mt. Rainier - 14,410 feet above sea level

Origin of the Name: named for George Washington, the 1st president of the USA.

State Nickname: The Evergreen State

State Motto: "Alki" (By and By

State Song: Washington, My Home