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Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast, with Canada to the north, Oregon to the south, and Idaho to the east. Washington's position on the Pacific Ocean and the harbors of Puget Sound give the state a leading role in maritime trade with Alaska, Canada, and the Pacific Rim. Puget Sound's many islands are served by the largest ferry fleet in the United States. The mountains of the Cascade Range run north-south, bisecting the state. Western Washington, has a mostly marine west coast climate with moderately mild temperatures, wet winters, and dry summers. Western Washington also supports dense forests such as the Olympic National Forest. Eastern Washington, has a relatively dry climate and includes areas of arid desert.

Nickname: The Evergreen State
Population: 6,724,540 (13th)
Capital: Olympia (46,478)
Largest City: Seattle (3,407,848)
Area: 71,300 square miles (18th)
Highest Point: Mount Ranier - 14,411 feet
Lowest Point: Pacific Ocean - sea level
Bird: American Goldfinch
Flower: Coast Rhododendron
Admission to Union: November 11, 1889 (42nd)
Time Zones: Pacific: UTC-8/-7

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Leavenworth, Washington Travel Guide
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Leavenworth is located in central Washington admist the Cascade Mountain Range. While providing a wide range of outdoor activities in the surrounding wilderness, the town is best known for its Victorian style Bavarian Village.

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Whidbey Island, Washington Travel Guide
Whidbey Island, Washington Travel Guide
Whidbey Island is located in Puget Sound off the coast of Washington state and is a popular weekend getaway for Seattle residents. The island offers several state parks, beaches, camping, and bed & breakfast getaways.

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