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State of Washington

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Facts about Washington

  • The State of Washington is the 42nd U.S. state.
  • Washington received statehood on November 11, 1889.
  • Washington's state capital is Olympia.
  • Washington's state postal abbreviation is WA.

Washington's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: American Goldfinch
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Carduelis tristis

  • Official State Flower: Coast rhododendron
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Rhododendron macrophyllum
  • Year: 1892

  • Official State Motto: Alki
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation: Bye and Bye

  • Official State Song: Washington, My Home

  • Official State Tree: Western hemlock
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Tsuga heterophylla
  • Year: 1947

Washington's Sports

MLB - Major League Baseball Teams MLS - Major League Soccer Teams NFL - National Football League Teams WNBA - Womens National Basketball Association Teams

Washington's State Government and Public Safety


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