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Named after George Washington , the first President of the United States, the state was made out of the western part of the Washington Territory , which had been ceded by Britain in in accordance with the Oregon Treaty in the settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute.
It was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in Olympia is the state capital. Washington is sometimes referred to as Washington State or the State of Washington to distinguish it from Washington, D. Washington is the 18th largest state with an area of 71, square miles , sq km , and the 13th most populous state with over 7 million people.
Approximately 60 percent of Washington's residents live in the Seattle metropolitan area , the center of transportation, business, and industry along the Puget Sound region of the Salish Sea , an inlet of the Pacific Ocean consisting of numerous islands, deep fjords , and bays carved out by glaciers.
The remainder of the state consists of deep temperate rainforests in the west, mountain ranges in the west, central, northeast and far southeast, and a semi-arid basin region in the east, central, and south, given over to intensive agriculture. Washington is the second most populous state on the West Coast and in the Western United States , after California. Mount Rainier , an active stratovolcano , is the state's highest elevation at almost 14, feet 4, m and is the most topographically prominent mountain in the contiguous United States.
Washington is a leading lumber producer. Its rugged surface is rich in stands of Douglas fir, hemlock, ponderosa pine, white pine, spruce, larch, and cedar. The state is the biggest producer of apples, hops, pears, red raspberries, spearmint oil, and sweet cherries, and ranks high in the production of apricots, asparagus, dry edible peas, grapes, lentils, peppermint oil, and potatoes.
Livestock and livestock products make important contributions to total farm revenue, and the commercial fishing of salmon, halibut, and bottomfish makes a significant contribution to the state's economy.
Manufacturing industries in Washington include aircraft and missiles, shipbuilding and other transportation equipment, lumber, food processing, metals and metal products, chemicals, and machinery.
Washington has over 1, dams, including the Grand Coulee Dam , built for a variety of purposes including irrigation, power, flood control, and water storage. Washington was named after President George Washington by an act of the United States Congress during the creation of Washington Territory in The territory was originally to be named "Columbia", for the Columbia River and the Columbia District , but Kentucky representative Richard H.
Stanton found the name too similar to the District of Columbia the national capital, itself containing the city of Washington and proposed naming the new territory after President Washington. Confusion over the state of Washington and the city of Washington, D. Washington is the northwestern-most state of the contiguous United States. Oregon is to the south, with the Columbia River forming the western part and the 46th parallel forming the eastern part of the Oregon-Washington border.
To the west of Washington lies the Pacific Ocean. Washington is part of a region known as the Pacific Northwest , a term which always includes Washington and Oregon and may or may not include some or all of the following, depending on the user's intent: Idaho, western Montana , northern California, British Columbia, and Alaska. The high mountains of the Cascade Range run north-south, bisecting the state. In addition to Western Washington and Eastern Washington residents call the two parts of the state the "West side" and "East side", "Wet side" and "Dry side", or "Timberland" and "Wheatland", the latter pair more commonly in the names of region-specific businesses and institutions.
From the Cascade Mountains westward, Western Washington has a mostly marine west coast climate , with mild temperatures and wet winters, autumns and springs, and relatively dry summers. The Cascade Range contains several volcanoes , which reach altitudes significantly higher than the rest of the mountains. From the north to the south, these major volcanoes are Mount Baker , Glacier Peak , Mount Rainier , Mount St. Helens , and Mount Adams. All are active volcanoes.
Rainier the most dangerous volcano in the Cascade Range, due to its proximity to the Seattle metropolitan area , and most dangerous in the continental U. Western Washington also is home of the Olympic Mountains , far west on the Olympic Peninsula , which support dense forests of conifers and areas of temperate rainforest. These deep forests, such as the Hoh Rainforest , are among the only temperate rainforests in the continental United States.
Eastern Washington — the part of the state east of the Cascades — has a relatively dry climate, in distinct contrast to the west side. Farther east, the climate becomes less arid, with annual rainfall increasing as one goes east to The Palouse southeast region of Washington was grassland that has been mostly converted into farmland, and extends to the Blue Mountains. As described above, Washington's climate varies greatly from west to east. An oceanic climate also called "west coast marine climate" predominates in western Washington, and a much drier semi-arid climate prevails east of the Cascade Range.
Major factors determining Washington's climate include the large semi-permanent high pressure and low pressure systems of the north Pacific Ocean, the continental air masses of North America, and the Olympic and Cascade mountains. In the spring and summer, a high pressure anticyclone system dominates the north Pacific Ocean, causing air to spiral out in a clockwise fashion.
For Washington this means prevailing winds from the northwest bring relatively cool air and a predictably dry season. In the autumn and winter, a low-pressure cyclone system takes over in the north Pacific Ocean, with air spiraling inward in a counter-clockwise fashion.
This causes Washington's prevailing winds, the Chinooks , to come from the southwest, bringing relatively warm and moist air masses and a predictably wet season. The term " Pineapple Express " is used colloquially to describe the extreme form of the wet-season Chinook winds. Despite western Washington's having a marine climate similar to those of many coastal cities of Europe, there are exceptions such as the "Big Snow" events of , , and and the "deep freeze" winters of —84, —16, —50 and —56, among others.
During these events western Washington experienced up to 6 feet 1. Weather during the cold season is greatly influenced by the Southern Oscillation. In , the Climate Impacts Group at the University of Washington published The Impacts of Climate change in Washington's Economy , a preliminary assessment on the risks and opportunities presented given the possibility of a rise in global temperatures and their effects on Washington state.
Rainfall in Washington varies dramatically going from east to west. Weeks may pass without a clear day. The western slopes of the Cascade Range receive some of the heaviest annual snowfall in some places more than inches or 5, millimetres water equivalent in the country. Precipitation then increases again eastward toward the Rocky Mountains. The Olympic mountains and Cascades compound this climatic pattern by causing orographic lift of the air masses blown inland from the Pacific Ocean, resulting in the windward side of the mountains receiving high levels of precipitation and the leeward side receiving low levels.
This occurs most dramatically around the Olympic Mountains and the Cascade Range. In both cases the windward slopes facing southwest receive high precipitation and mild, cool temperatures. While the Puget Sound lowlands are known for clouds and rain in the winter, the western slopes of the Cascades receive larger amounts of precipitation, often falling as snow at higher elevations.
Mount Baker , near the state's northern border, is one of the snowiest places in the world: East of the Cascades, a large region experiences strong rain shadow effects. Semi-arid conditions occur in much of eastern Washington with the strongest rain shadow effects at the relatively low elevations of the central Columbia Plateau —especially the region just east of the Columbia River from about the Snake River to the Okanagan Highland. Thus instead of rain forests much of eastern Washington is covered with grassland and shrub-steppe.
Both records were set east of the Cascades. Western Washington is known for its mild climate, considerable fog, frequent cloud cover and long-lasting drizzles in the winter, and warm, temperate summers. The Eastern region occasionally experiences extreme climate. Arctic cold fronts in the winter and heat waves in the summer are not uncommon. The Pacific shore surrounding the San Juan Islands are heavily inhabited with killer, gray and humpback whales.
Mammals native to the state include the bat , black bear , bobcat , cougar , coyote , deer , elk , gray wolf , moose , mountain beaver , muskrat , opossum , pocket gopher , raccoon , river otter , skunk , and tree squirrel. This range includes raptors, shorebirds, woodland birds, grassland birds, ducks, and others. There are five species of salmon that ascend the Western Washington area, from streams to spawn. Washington has a variety of National Park Service units.
Among these are the Alta Lake State Park , Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area , San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge , as well as three national parks, the Olympic National Park , North Cascades National Park and Mount Rainier National Park.
The skeletal remains of Kennewick Man , one of the oldest and most complete human remains ever found in North America, were discovered in Washington. Prominent among their industries were salmon fishing and, notably among the Makah , whale hunting.
The peoples of the Interior had a very different subsistence-based culture based on hunting, food-gathering and some forms of agriculture, as well as a dependency on salmon from the Columbia and its tributaries. The smallpox epidemic of the s devastated the Native American population. The first recorded European landing on the Washington coast was by Spanish Captain Don Bruno de Heceta in , on board the Santiago , part of a two-ship flotilla with the Sonora.
He claimed all the coastal lands up to Prince William Sound for Spain as part of their claimed rights under the Treaty of Tordesillas , which they maintained made the Pacific a "Spanish lake" and all its shores part of the Spanish Empire.
In , British explorer Captain James Cook sighted Cape Flattery , at the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca , but Cook did not realize the strait existed. It was not discovered until Charles William Barkley , captain of the Imperial Eagle , sighted it in The straits were further explored by Spanish explorers Manuel Quimper in and Francisco de Eliza in , and British explorer George Vancouver in The British-Spanish Nootka Convention of ended Spanish claims of exclusivity and opened the Northwest Coast to explorers and traders from other nations, most notably Britain and Russia as well as the fledgling United States.
American captain Robert Gray for whom Grays Harbor County is named then discovered the mouth of the Columbia River. He named the river after his ship, the Columbia. Beginning in , Gray established trade in sea otter pelts. The Lewis and Clark Expedition entered the state on October 10, Explorer David Thompson , on his voyage down the Columbia River camped at the confluence with the Snake River on July 9, , and erected a pole and a notice claiming the country for Great Britain and stating the intention of the North West Company to build a trading post at the site.
Britain and the United States agreed to what has since been described as "joint occupancy" of lands west of the Continental Divide to the Pacific Ocean as part of the Anglo-American Convention of , which established the 49th Parallel as the international boundary west from Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains. Resolution of the territorial and treaty issues, west to the Pacific, were deferred until a later time.
Spain, in , ceded their rights north of the 42nd Parallel to the United States, although these rights did not include possession. Negotiations with Great Britain over the next few decades failed to settle upon a compromise boundary and the Oregon boundary dispute was highly contested between Britain and the United States.
Disputed joint-occupancy by Britain and the U. With American settlers pouring into Oregon Country , Hudson's Bay Company , which had previously discouraged settlement because it conflicted with the fur trade, reversed its position in an attempt to maintain British control of the Columbia District. Fur trapper James Sinclair , on orders from Sir George Simpson , Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, led some settlers from the Red River Colony west in to settle on Hudson Bay Company farms near Fort Vancouver.
The party crossed the Rockies into the Columbia Valley , near present-day Radium Hot Springs , British Columbia, then traveled south-west down the Kootenai River and Columbia River. Despite such efforts, Britain eventually ceded all claims to land south of the 49th parallel to the United States in the Oregon Treaty on June 15, In , a group of missionaries including Marcus Whitman established several missions and Whitman's own settlement Waiilatpu, in what is now southeastern Washington state, near present day Walla Walla County , in territory of both the Cayuse and the Nez Perce Indian tribes.
Whitman's settlement would in help the Oregon Trail , the overland emigration route to the west, get established for thousands of emigrants in following decades.
Marcus provided medical care for the Native Americans, but when Indian patients — lacking immunity to new, 'European' diseases — died in striking numbers, while at the same time many white patients recovered, they held 'medicine man' Marcus Whitman personally responsible, and murdered Whitman and twelve other white settlers in the Whitman massacre in This event triggered the Cayuse War between settlers and Indians.