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Washington State


Profile of the State of Washington - Quick Facts and Links
Washington State on a map of the United States

Washington State on a map of the United States

Nickname: The Evergreen State
Population: Ranked 13th most populous state with 6,830,038 residents (according to 2011 census data)
Size: 18th largest state by area
Capital: Olympia
Largest City: Seattle

It's referred to as Washington State to differentiate it from the U.S. capital city of Washington, DC, but that is the only way visitors would ever confuse the two locations. Tucked into the upper northwest corner of the United States, along the Pacific Coast, Washington State is both a wild wonderland, home to 13 National Parks, and a technological powerhouse. The headquarters of some of the nation's most dynamic companies - Boeing, Microsoft, and Starbucks - are in Washington State. In particular, these companies are centered in or very near Seattle, the state's cultural capital and the largest city in the Pacific Northwest.

Guides to Washington State Places on About.com

  • Guide to Northwest Travel: Washington State
  • Guide to Northwest Travel: Seattle and Tacoma
  • City Guide to Seattle/Tacoma
  • Maps of Washington State

  • Google Map of Washington State
  • Getting Around Seattle: Maps, Transportation, Traffic, Hotels, Visitor Resources
  • National Park Service Maps of Mount Rainier
  • Top Attractions/Things to Do in Seattle/Tacoma

  • Fun Things to Do in Seattle
  • Free Things to Do in Seattle
  • Visit Pike Place Market and the Original Starbucks Coffee Shop
  • Visit the Space Needle
  • Seattle's Best Museums
  • Seattle's Best Parks
  • Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour
  • Visit Seattle: Seattle's Official Convention and Tourism Board
  • Top Attractions/Things to Do in Spokane

  • Fun Things to Do in Spokane
  • Visit Spokane Tourism Bureau
  • Top Attractions/Things to Do in Olympia

  • Things to Do in Olympia, Washington
  • Visit Olympia Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Top Attractions/Things to Do in Washington State

  • Visiting Mount Rainier National Park
  • Washington's Olympic National Park
  • Washington State Wineries
  • Washington State Local Foods
  • Additional Resources for Washington State and Seattle

  • Experience Washington
  • National Park Service's Guide to Washington (the state has 13 National Parks)
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • The Seattle Times
  • Seattle Weekly
  • Eater Seattle
  • Guidebooks about Seattle/Washington State
    You may want to consider these travel guides if you're traveling to Seattle and Washington State:

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  • Washington State Guides: Compare Prices
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