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WASHINGTON  
SEATTLE  
AREA (land) 66,544 sq miles (water) 4,721 sq miles (TOTAL) 71,265 sq miles
CAPITAL Olympia
FAMOUS DATES Organized as territory: March 2, 1853 , Entered Union (rank): Nov. 11, 1889 (42), Present constitution adopted: 1889
LOCATION 47.041N, 122.893W
MEAN ELEVATION (average) 1,692 ft. .
HIGHEST POINT Mt. Rainier; 14,410 feet, 4th
LOWEST POINT Pacific coast, sea level, 3rd
COUNTIES 39
COASTLINE  
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER approximately 11 miles to the west-southwest of Wenatchee, in Chelan County
STATE FOSSIL Columbian mammoth (1998)
STATE GRASS bluebunch wheatgrass (1989)
STATE REPTILE  
STATE ROCK  
STATE GEMSTONE petrified wood (1975)
STATE FLAG The state flag and the state seal are similar. Passed in 1923, Washington state law describes the flag as having dark green bunting with a state seal in the center. It is the only state flag that is green. It is also the only state flag with a picture of a president.
STATE COLORS green and gold (1925)
STATE SEAL  
STATE SLOGAN Help! We're Overrun By Nerds And Slackers!
STATE MOTTO Al-Ki (Indian word meaning “by and by”)
STATE SONG “Washington, My Home” (1959)
STATE TREE western hemlock (1947)
STATE BIRD willow goldfinch (1951)
STATE ANIMAL  
STATE FISH steelhead trout (1969)
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES Evergreen State
STATE FLOWER coast rhododendron (1892)
BORDERING STATES Idaho Oregon

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