The Evergreen State
- State Site: Official Web Site of the State of Washington
- Capital City:
- Postal: WA
- Traditional: Wash.
- Admission to Union:
- Ancestry / Genealogy:
- Apartments: Washington Apartments
- Area Codes: Washington Area Codes
- Biographies: Notable Washingtonians
- Birth Records: Birth Certificates
- Border States:
- South, Oregon
- East, Idaho
- Washington borders the Pacific Ocean on the west and shares an international border with Canada on the north.
- Citizens: Washington Citizens
- Climate: Climatology For Washington
- Constitution: Washington Constitution, 42nd state to enter the Union.
- County Profile: Washington Counties
- Courts: Washington Courts
- Current Events: Washington News
- Death Records: Death Certificates
- Department of: Agencies and Departments
- Driving: Office of Driver Services
- Fishing: Washington is famous for its fish. Its catch includes sockeye and
chinook salmon; chum, coho, and pink salmon; clams; cod; crabs; flounder; halibut; herring; oysters;
rockfish; shrimp; steelhead; and tuna.
- Agriculture: Timber is the most valuable agricultural product of the state.
Washington is one of the country's leading producers. Douglas fir and hemlock are the state's most
valuable trees. Washington's most valuable field crop is wheat. Washington is the leading grower of
hops in the country and ranks second to Idaho in the production of potatoes. The state is also one of
the leading producers of asparagus, carrots, green peas, barley and other grains. Other products are
dry beans, dry peas, onions, sweet corn and hay. Washington is the leading grower of both apples and
pears in the country. It is also a high-ranking producer of apricots, berries, cherries, grapes, and
plums and prunes. Washington is one of the world's major producers of iris, tulip and daffodil bulbs.
Alfalfa seed, grass seed and mint are also produced in the state. The most important livestock products
of Washington are milk and beef cattle. Other livestock products are eggs and broilers (5-12 week-old
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- Manufacturing: Transportation equipment is Washington's most valuable manufactured
product. The state is a leading producer in the aircraft and space industry. Washington is also a
leading shipbuilding state. Ranking second are computer and electronic products such as computer microchips,
telephone and wireless communication equipment, medical equipment and navigational instruments. Food
processing (milling flour, coffee and tea manufacturing, potato processing, packing fish and meats,
canning, freezing and preserving fruits, vegetables, and berries, producing butter, cheese, milk, wine,
breakfast foods) ranks third.
- Services: The community, business and personal services group is the leading
service industry group in Washington, with income sources in private health care, computer programming
and engineering companies and law firms. Washington is home to the world's largest developer and
publisher of computer software. Ranking second in the state is the finance, insurance and real estate
services group. Washington is home to a major banking company and a major insurance company. Ranking
third in gross state product is the wholesale trade (automobiles, automobile parts, computers and
other office equipment, groceries, industrial supplies, construction materials) and retail trade
(grocery stores, discount stores, restaurants) group. Several major retailers are based in Washington,
including Nordstrom, Starbucks, REI and Amazon.com.
- Mining: The most important mined products of the state are coal, cement, crushed
stone, gold, and sand and gravel. Other mined products are clay, gypsum and silver.
- Genealogical Resources:
- Geographic Center: Washington Geography
- Highest Point: Mount Rainier, 14,410 feet above sea level.
- Highway Markers: Washington
- Judiciary: Washington Courts
- Largest Cities: 10 Largest Cities
- Laws: Revised Code of Washington (RWC)
- Legislature: Washington State Legislature
- Library: Washington State Library
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- License Plates: Washington
- Lottery: Pacific Ocean, sea level.
- Lowest Point: Washington Geography
- Maps: Washington Maps
- Marriage: Washington Marriage Certificates
- Motor Vehicles: Department of Licensing
- Museums: Washington Museums
- National Forests:
- National Parks: National Parks in Washington
- Natural Resources: Large supplies of water, large reserves of timber and fertile soil round out
Washington's important natural resources. Commercial value timber includes Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, western
hemlock, western red cedar, ponderosa pine, western larch and lodgepole pine. Common Washington hardwoods
are alder, aspen, cottonwood and maple.
- Newspapers: Washington
- Nickname: for Washington
- Non-transients: Find A Grave
- Origin of State's name: Washington
- Political Cartoons: PoliticalCartoons.com
- Road Side America: Washington
- Senior Citizens: Washington Senior Services
- Song: Washington, My Home
- State Parks: Washington State Parks
- State Quarter: Washington
- Storage: Seattle self storage facility
- Symbols: Washington Symbols
- Tax Forms: (Washington has no state income tax)
- Topography: State Topography Image: Washington
- Unclaimed Funds: Unclaimed Property
- Veteran Affairs: Department of Veterans Affairs
- Vital Records: Washington Vital Records
- Voting: Elections & Voting
- Web Cams: Washington Webcams
- Zip Codes: