Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest with terrain spanning the snow-capped Cascade Mountains to forested islands in Puget Sound. Its largest city, Seattle, is known for its thriving tech industry, vibrant music scene and famed coffeehouses. Its landmarks include the futuristic Space Needle, century-old Pike Place Market and Seattle Aquarium. Innovative glass art is displayed at Chihuly Garden & Glass.
State Capital: Olympia
Washington state lies in the northwestern region of the United States. Washington is bordered by the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north, Oregon to the south, Idaho to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
The state capital of Washington is Olympia which is located in the west part of the state. Washington's coastal location and deep harbors provide it with a advantageous role in trade with Canada, Alaska and countries in the Pacific Rim. Washington cities also have "sister cities" in other countries and their trade asssociations commonly include Canadian members, this gives Washington an edge in international trade.
Climate and terrain divides Washington into two. The western third of Washington experiences rain while the easterns two-thirds experiences dry climate. Western Washington industries rely on forests, agriculture, fisheries and import of raw materials. On the other side, eastern Washington revolves around agriculture such was wheat production, crop irrigation and livestock rearing.
Most residents in Washington reside in the urbanised areas around Puget sound that includes Seattle, Tacoma, Everett and other cities
The Main Cities in Washington
Below are the largest cities in the state of Washington and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Seattle - 608,660
2. Spokane - 208,916
3. Tacoma - 198,397
4. Vancouver - 122,363
5. Bellevue -180,719
6. Everett - 103,019
7. Kent - 137,436
8. Roanoke - 92,411
9. Yakima - 91,067
10. Renton - 90,927
Famous Landmarks in Washington
Below are some of Washington’s most visited landmarks:
-Take in Seattle's skyline from the Space Needle's 520-foot high observation deck, or its revolving restaurant. The 605-foot tall tower was built for the 1962 World's Fair.
Tallest Buildings in Washington
Below are the tallest buildings in Washington:
-The Columbia Center in Seattle is the tallest skyscraper in the state and the second tallest on the West Coast. It is 76 stories and 943 feet tall, and covered in Rosa Purino Carnelian granite.
1.Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (1 stories; 329 feet)
2. Trump International Hotel (12 stories; 315 feet)
3. Washington National Cathedral (7 stories; 301 feet)
4. United States Capitol (3 stories; 289 feet)
5. One Franklin Square (12 stories; 210 feet)
6. 700 Eleventh Street (13 stories; 200 feet)
7. Healy Hall (4½ stories; 200 feet)
8. Onyx on First (14 stories; 197 feet)
9. Thomas Jefferson Building (7 stories; 195 feet)
10. Renaissance Washington DC Hotel(15 stories; 187 feet)
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