Washington (Federal State)

Washington
flag seal of Washington
Karte der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika (kontinental) - Washington hervorgehoben

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base data
pointed name: Evergreen State
capital: Olympia
largest city: Seattle
surface
rank (national): 18
altogether: 184,824 km ²
country: 172,587 km ²
water (%): 12,237 km ² (6.6%)
inhabitant
rank (national): 15
altogether (2000): 5.894.121
density: 32/km ²
member state
place: 42
since: 11. November 1889
geography
time belt: Pacific: UTC-8/-7
degree of latitude: 45°32'N to 49°N
degree of longitude: 116°57'W to 124°48'W
broad: 385 km
length: 580 km
highest situation: 4,392 m
average situation: 520 m
deepest situation: 0 m
politics
governor: Christine Gregoire
abbreviations
postal: WA
officially:
ISO 3166-2: US-WA

the US Federal State Washington [ˈwɒʃiŋtən] is in the northwest of the United States of America because of the Pacific ocean. The capital Olympia and the largest city, Seattle, lie in the northwest of the Federal Stateat the Puget sound.

Danger of mistake always exists with the capital of the United States of America: Washington (D.C.). This city is between Maryland and Virginia. Therefore Washington is often the formulation “Washington State” common for the Federal State.

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history

1853 the territory by Washington from the area of the Oregon one extracted.

Washington became the 42. State of the United States at the 11. November 1889. It is the only oneUS Federal State, which is designated after a president, i.e. George Washington.

geography

Karte des Bundesstaates Washington
map of the Federal State Washington

Washington borders on the Pacific in the west, on the Federal States Oregon in the south, Idaho in the east and British Colombia (Canada) in the north. Washington's celebrity is basedon the contemplative landscape and the sharp contrasts between mountain and coastal region. The coastal situation and the natural ports offer best possibilities for the overseas trade at the Pacific ocean, with Canada and with Alaska. The most important river in Washington is the Columbia River, thatover far distances the border to Oregon forms.

The timber forests on the peninsula of Olympia belong to the heaviest-rainfall areas of the earth. East the cascade mountains lie the half deserts of the country, which are complete without considerable vegetation. Mount Rainier, which flows highest mountain of the state,on clear days southeast from Seattle and Tacoma formally into the horizon.

waters

of mountains

of districts of the Federal State Washington

largest cities

(inhabitants at the 1. July 2004)

  • Seattle - 571,480
  • Spokane - 196,721
  • Tacoma - 196,094
  • Bellevue - 116,914
  • Everett - 96,101
  • Kent - 81.631
  • Federal Way - 81,356
  • Spokane Valley - 81,189
  • Yakima - 80,891
  • Bellingham - 72,992
  • Kennewick - 60,118
  • Lakewood - 58,070
  • Renton - 54,807
  • shore LINE - 51,950
  • talking moon - 46,965
  • Kirkland - 45,557
  • Auburn - 44,980
  • Olympia - 43,982
  • smelling country - 43,427
  • Pasco - 42,290
  • Edmonds - To 39,601
  • of Bremen clay/tone - 35,967
  • Longview - 35,943
  • Puyallup - 35,496
  • Sammamish - 34,269
  • Lynnwood - 33,418
  • Lacey - 32,981
  • Burien - 30,887
  • offer-brightly - 30,671
  • University Place - 30,399
  • Walla Walla - 30,272

see also

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