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Quick Facts: Washington
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Capital City: Olympia

Washington: Map and State Flag

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Nickname: Evergreen State
Motto: Alki (By and By)
Statehood: November 11, 1889 (42nd)
Origin of State's Name: Named after George Washington
Largest Cities: Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellevue, Everett
Border States: Idaho, Oregon
Land Area: 66,582 sq. mi., 20th largest
State Bird: Willow Goldfinch
State Flower: Western Rhododendron (rhododendron macrophyllum)
State Tree: Western Hemlock (tsuga heterophylla)
State Song: Washington, My Home
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U.S. Senate: 112th Congress

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