Monday, October 15, 2018

October - Week 42 - Washington - the Evergreen State

42 Washington
Date admitted to the US – November 11, 1889
Postal abbreviation – WA
Capital – Olympia
Area – 71,298.0 [20th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 6,724,540 [13th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 101.2 [25th largest in the US]
Area codes – 206, 253, 360, 425, 509
Zip codes – 98001 - 99403
Number of counties – 39
State nickname –  The Evergreen State
State motto – "Alki" (By and By) 

State Flag of Washington
Fun facts
-The state's capitol building was the last state capitol building to be built with a rotunda.
-Everett is the site of the world's largest building, Boeing's final assembly plant.
-Puget Sound's many islands are served by the largest ferry fleet in the United States.
-The Grand Coulee Dam, completed in 1941, is the largest dam in the United States.
-In 1980, the northeast face of Mount St. Helens exploded outward, destroying a large part of the top of the volcano.
-The state of Washington is one of only seven states that does not levy a personal income tax.
-Property tax was the first tax levied in the state of Washington and its collection accounts for about 30 percent of Washington's total state and local revenue.

Law Schools
-Gonzaga University School of Law 
-Seattle University School of Law 
-University of Washington School of Law

Military facts
Military bases

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