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The state of Washington is located in the northwest of the United States of America. It borders the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north, Oregon to the south, Idaho to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
The state is divided in half by the mountain range of Cascade Range which develop from north to south of the state.
First violent wars took place in Washington State with native Indians of the territory, then the struggles continued for the possession of the islands. Clashes that saw the British against Canadians and which ended with the annexation of the islands to the United States.
Seattle is a modern city among the largest in the United States of America, it is dynamic and in turmoil, even though it is in one of the most remote regions of the entire federal territory. The climate in Seattle is almost always humid and rainy but this makes the surrounding vegetation alive and green.
The capital of the state of Washington is Olympia, center of the Puget Sound region. The city is located on the coast and overlooks the ocean alongside the glacial fjords, which characterize the entire eastern part of the state. Olympia is an important administrative and commercial center, less from an artistic point of view but enjoys the reputation of being a city that lives surrounded by greenery, therefore in line with the characteristics of the entire State of Washington.
The presence of the Cascade Range mountain range divides the territory into two zones, on the one hand it is covered by coniferous forests, on the other it is arid, with the vegetation characterized by steppe and arid areas similar to real deserts. Within the chain, there are numerous volcanoes that often exceed the height of the surrounding mountains.
In the State there are numerous National Parks and protected areas, both from a natural point of view, such as the volcanoes themselves, the many alpine lakes, forests, and from a military point of view such as the areas dedicated to Indian reserves.
In the far north, the North Gracier National Park gives the opportunity to see huge glaciers, brown bears that reach up to 3 meters in height such as the grizzly, within a breathtaking wild landscape.
Also along the Pacific coast it is possible to witness the passage of killer whales, sea lions and whales that make mighty leaps out of the water, with surprising roar and unique visions.
|WASHINGTON, WA – 47.04N, 122.89W||STATE MAP - OFFICIAL SITE|
|ABNAMED: “The Evergreen State”|
|ORIGIN NAME: The state boasts large expanses of coniferous forests to which it owes the nickname of evergreen state.|
|OTHER CITIES': Seattle|
|MEMBER UNION FROM: 11 November 1889 (42nd state)|
|CAPITAL POPULATION: 51.534 from.|
|COUNTY NUMBER: 39|
|POOR PEOPLE: 10,2 % water content|
|MOTTO: “Al-Ki (Indian word meaning “by and by”)”|
|TREE: Western Hemlock|
|BIRD: Willow Goldfinch|
|SONG: Washington, My Home|
|FLAG: Adopted in 1923, Washington State law states that the flag must have a dark green background with the state coat of arms in the center. It is the only state that has a green flag, and it is also the only state that has the image of a president in the flag.|
- AGRICULTURE: Seafood, dairy products, apples, livestock, wheat, potatoes.
- INDUSTRY : Aerospace, software development, paper products and food processing, timber and wood products, chemicals, tourism.
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