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Capital City:     Olympia  

Nickname:     Evergreen State

Motto:     Alki  (By and By)

Statehood:     November 11, 1889 (42nd)

Origin of State's Name:     Named after George Washington

Largest Cities:     Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellevue, Everett

Border States:     Idaho, Oregon

Land Area:     66,582 sq. mi., 20th largest

State Bird:     Willow Goldfinch

State Flower:     Western Rhododendron (rhododendron macrophyllum)

State Tree:     Western Hemlock (tsuga heterophylla)

State Song:     Washington, My Home