Washington State . Known simply as Washington or The Evergreen State . One of the 50 states of the United States of America , located in the Northwest region, officially founded on November 11, 1889 when its constitution was accepted and promulgated .
It was named after the undisputed leader of the American insurgents during their War of Independence and subsequent first President of the United States , George Washington .
Not to be confused with the capital of the United States,Washington D.C .; for this reason, in the United States, the state is usually called the state of Washington , and the national capital, DC (abbreviation of District of Columbia).
Washington has huge coniferous forests, which have earned it the nickname of The Evergreen State (evergreen state, or evergreen state). These forests make Washington a leader in the American lumber industry. Washington is intersected by several rivers and dotted with several lakes, creating fertile ground for dam installations.
The State of Washington is located on the Pacific coast of the United States ; It is bordered to the north by the Canadian province of British Columbia , to the east by Idaho, to the south by Oregon, and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. A series of channels, to the northwest, separate the state from the Canadian island of Vancouver .
Washington is a prominent agricultural state. The most important agricultural crop is corn ; hay , hops, potatoes, sugar beets, peas , and flower bulbs are also important . Washington, the nation’s leading producer of apples, is also famous for its cherries, plums, grapes, pears and blueberries.
Livestock products (milk and dairy products, cattle and sheep meat ) contribute more than a third of the annual agricultural income. The forestry industry is the most important in the state; main commercial species are Douglas fir and hemlock. The fishing industry is significant. In value, salmon contributes a third of the catch, followed by oysters, crabs, shrimp and other shellfish.
The most prominent industries are those responsible for manufacturing transport equipment, wood and derived products, such as paper, food products, industrial machinery, primary metals, printing materials and precision instruments. Washington’s economy is centered primarily on tourism and the aerospace industry.
The main industrialized products manufactured in Washington are airplanes, ships, software, electronics, processed foods, and paper and wood products. Boeing , the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world, has its headquarters in the state (in Seattle) as well as its main factories. Also based in Washington are Microsoft , Amazon.com , and Nintendo America .
You’ll know you’re in Washington when the rugged, wild landscape of the Pacific Northwest unfolds in front of you; you will have left the great city of Seattle just a few minutes ago. (Plus, there’s at least one coffee shop on every block.) Washington is the only state in the “contiguous 48” where you can explore a national park in a warm jungle in the morning, hike a National Volcanic Monument in the afternoon, and smell desert sage as the sun sets .
Seattle is the gateway to the Pacific Northwest, where gorgeous mountain ranges mingle with lush forests and dramatic coastlines. Two national parks—Mount Rainier and Olympic—offer wonderful encounters with nature, as do the San Juan Islands, which lie just offshore.
The region is also renowned for its musical world, especially since the 1990s, when alternative rock and grunge emerged. The music scene flourished decades ago and continues to this day. Document history with a visit to the Experience Music Project.
Fans of the “Twilight” series will no doubt want to visit Forks, the town on which author Stephenie Meyer based her novels. International artist Dale Chihuly inspired some of the glass attractions, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and Chihuly Garden in Seattle.
Here visitors will find numerous dining options. More than 900 wineries grow 40 varieties of grapes in 13 different regions. The first Starbucks store opened in Seattle in 1971, and other independent stores also contribute to the city’s 2.5 coffee shops per 1,000 people, the highest concentration in the country. The state’s rich coastlines and agricultural bounty allow for a diverse food scene and give visitors the opportunity to interact with farmers, artisans and chefs who specialize in local produce.