Washington (state)

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Washington (state)

Washington (IPA: /ˈwɒʃɪŋtən/), officially the State of Washington, is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.


The state of Washington was named after George Washington, the first President of the United States. The name was proposed by an act of Congress during the creation of Washington Territory in 1853.


Washington is bordered by Oregon to the south, with the Columbia River forming the western part and the 46th parallel north forming the eastern part of this border. To the west of Washington lies the Pacific Ocean.


As of 2020, Washington has a population of over 7.6 million people, making it the 13th most populous state in the U.S. The largest city in Washington is Seattle, and the capital is Olympia.


The state's economy is one of the most diverse in the nation, with key sectors including agriculture, aerospace, technology, and healthcare. Washington is home to several major corporations, including Microsoft, Amazon, and Starbucks.

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