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Washington was the 42nd state to join the United States of America. Washington officially became a state on November 11, 1889. The capital city is Olympia, but the largest city is Seattle.

Here are some official state symbols to help you get to know Washington better.

  • State Abbreviation - WA
  • State Nickname - The Evergreen State
  • State Insect - Green darner dragonfly
  • State Flower - Coast rhododendron
  • State Gem - Petrified wood
  • State Tree - Western hemlock
  • State Ship - The "President Washington"

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Did you know that Washington is the 18th biggest state in the USA? The territory spans 71,303 square miles.