††††††††† The location is in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The
nickname is the Evergreen
State. The state bird is
the willow goldfinch. The larger cities in Washington
are Seattle, Spokane,
Federal Way, Kent, Yakima,
††††††††† Washington lies in the Pacific
Northwest of the United
States. The Pacific
Ocean is from the western border of the state. Washingtonís lowest at the sea level is
along the coast. The tremendous mountain ranges cut through Washington.
is one of the fastest growing states in the nation. In between 1990 and 2000
there were 6 million people in Washington.
Some of Washingtonís
newest residents come form other states.
††††††††† People lived in Washington
for 12,000 years. Ancestors are Native Americans today that had moved into Washington by the
1500s.† The Chinook, Nisqually, and
Quinault built villages in the west of the cascades.†
††††††††† Numerous Washington
people have jobs like services, businesses, and any other industry.† Manufacturing, agriculture, and fishing are
important also for the state industries.†
The trade and tourism are much major in the Washingtonís industries.†
has snow-caped mountains and Evergreen forests. Waves pound the cliffs along
the rugged Pacific Seacoast. Washingtonís
slight towns and cities have several other attractions. Port
Angeles is in Northern Washington.