map of Washington (state) UNITED STATES


  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Olympia // state code ISO: WA ; FIPS: 53
    surface: 172444 = 66584 sq.mi // rank in USA: 20 // location: Northwest Pacific
    climate: mild, dominated by the Pacific Ocean and protected by the Cascades
    entered USA as 42nd state on: 1889-11-11
    administrative division: 39 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 5,894,121
    population density 2000: 34 per = 89 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 21,1%
    main ethnic groups: white 81,8%; black 3,2%; Asian 5,5%; Native American/Nat. AK 1,6%; other 8%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: apples, potatoes, hay, farm forest products
    livestock (million): cattle: 1,2 / pigs: 0,027 / poultry: 6,7 (excl. broilers) / sheep: 0,054
    timber/lumber: Douglas fir, hemlock, cedar, pine
    chief industries: advanced technology, aerospace, biotechnology, trade, forestry, tourism, recycling
    chief industrial products: computer software, aircraft, pulp & paper, lumber & plywood, aluminium
    chief mining products: sand & gravel, magnesium metal, crushed stone, portland cement, gold
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Mt. Rainier4392 m = 14410 ft
    other mountains: Mt. Adams 3751, Mt. Baker 3285, Bonanza Pk 2899
    lowest point in the state: sea level
    lakes: Omak Lake, Rimrock Lake, Silver Lake
    artificial lakes: Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake, Potholes Res., L. Wallula, L. Chelan, Banks L., Rifle L.
    rivers: Columbia, Snake
    others: islands: Whidbey Island, San Juan Islands // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Evergreen State
    motto: Alki (By and by)
    song: Washington, My Home
    flower: Western rhododendron // bird: Willow goldfinch // tree: Western hemlock
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.06 by Jan Lahmeyer
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