The capital city of Washington is Olympia; however, about 60 percent residents of state live in Seattle metropolitan area. Seattle is the center of business, transportation, and many other industries.
The state name "Washington" is given after the name of George Washington, the first President of the United States. Since, Washington DC is the capital city of the United States; hence, to avoid the confusion, more frequently Washington is used as Washington state or infrequently the State of Washington.
The climate type of Washington varies from marine type (i.e. in the western side, nearby Pacific coast) to semi-arid in the eastern part.
Washington State - Quick Facts
|Area:||71,362 sq mi (184,827 km2)|
|Joined The Union:||-3701|
|Nickname:||The Evergreen State|
|Highest Point:||Mount Rainier|
|Lowest Point:||Pacific Ocean|
|Timezone:||Pacific: UTC −8/−7|