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Shown above is a Map of Washington State.
The map shown here on this page depicts counties, rivers and major cities in the state of Washington.
Washington is a state located in the Pacific Northwest region of the continental United States.
Washington state is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the state of Oregon to the south, the state of Idaho to the east, and Canada's British Columbia to the north.
With an area of more than 71,000 square miles, the state of Washington ranks 18th in size among all fifty U.S. states.
Washington has about six and a half million (6,500,000) year-round residents.
Due to its widely varying climate conditions (VERY wet to VERY dry), the state of Washington is known for rain forests in the western region and deserts in the east.
Washington's highest point is called Mount Rainier (named after an Admiral, not because of the weather). Mount Rainier located about fifty miles southeast of Seattle. Mount Rainier has an elevation of 14,410 feet above sea level.
The ten largest cities in the state of Washington are Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Everett, Kent, Yakima, Renton and Spokane Valley, in that order.
Washington state has three National Parks, nine National Forests, and one hundred State Parks.
Some of Washington's most popular tourist attractions are the Olympic Peninsula, the Columbia River Gorge and Seattle's Pike Place Market.
FACTS ABOUT WASHINGTON STATE:
Washington was the first U.S. state to play a Beatles song on the radio.
The state of Washington has more glaciers than any other mainland state.
Starbucks and Microsoft are both based in Washington.
The Northgate shopping mall, built in 1950, was the world's first indoor shopping mall.
Famous Washington natives include Bob Barker (TV host), Bing Crosby (singer and actor), Jimmy Hendrix (guitarist), Gary Larsen (cartoonist) and Adam West (Batman), among others.
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