Washington is an independent state situated in the Pacific Northwestern area of the United States of America with the postal abbreviation WA. The state is surrounded by Idaho in the west, Oregon in the north and the British Columbia province of Canada in the south on the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. The state of Washington is named after the first President of the country, George Washington. The Washington state was formed from the western division of the Washington region, which was surrendered by the Great Britain through the Oregon Agreement in the year 1846 as a resolution of the Oregon Border Disagreement.
Washington is the 13th most crowded and the 18th most wide-ranging state among the 50 states of the country. Roughly 60 % of the inhabitants of Washington reside in the Seattle city area, the hub of business, transportation and industry down the Puget Sound area of the Salish Sea, a bay of the Pacific, comprising many islands, profound fjords, and bays engraved by glaciers. The remaining part of the state of Washington consists of profound, moderate rainforests in the western part, mountain ranges in the central, west, far southeast and northeast, and a semi-dry basin area in the central, east and south, dedicated to intensive cultivation.
Washington was the 42nd state admitted to the union on the 11th of November 1889. The total land area of Washington is 71,298 square miles, which offers the state a rank of 18 out of the available 50 states in the country. In addition, water surface occupies 4,849 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 39 counties in Washington among which the Grant County was the most recent county formed in the state, in the year 1909.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Washington was 5,894,121. Among the counties of the Washington State, the most populous county is the King County with the population of 1,931,249, and the Garfield County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 2,266.
As of 2010, there are 11 State Electoral Votes in Washington. The State Quarter issue Date of Washington is April 11, 2007. The state motto of Washington is “Bye and Bye“.
The Evergreen State is the nickname of the state of Washington. The name of the state bird of Washington is the Willow Goldfinch. Western Hemlock is the state tree of Washington, and the Pink Rhododendron is the state flower. Olympia City is the state capital of Washington. The Seattle City is the biggest of all cities in Washington by population, and the same city ranks first in total land area, too. The Washington City is the oldest city in Washington. The Washington State is served by five area codes, such as 206, 253, 360, 425 and 509.