Named after George Washington, the State of Washington
was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in what year?
Where does the state of Washington rank among the states in
A: 13th most populous.
What percentage of Washington state's residents live in the
Seattle metropolitan area?
A: About 60%.
The state of Washington has the second largest population
of any state in the what?
A: The Western United States.
Rich in stands of Douglas fir, hemlock, ponderosa and white
pine, spruce, larch, and cedar, Washington is a leading producer of what?
How many dams does the state of Washington have?
A: Over 1,000.
What is another nickname sometimes used in reference to the
state of Washington?
A: The Evergreen State.
What is the state of Washington's largest city?
What is the capital of the state of Washington?
The U.S. State of Washington is the only U.S. state named
after a what?
Washington was a Union territory during the
War, Washington State did not physically take part in the Civil War, it was a
A: Union Territory.
Washington is part of a region known as the what?
A: Pacific Northwest.
Mount St. Helens is the only volcano that is actively
erupting in the state, however, all of the volcanoes in the state are considered
A: Active volcanoes.
Which mountain is the tallest mountain in the state of
A: Mount Rainier.
How tall is Mt. Rainier?
A: 14,411 feet.
What mountain is considered the most dangerous volcano in
the Cascade Range?
A: Mount Rainier.
Western Washington is the location of what mountains?
A: The Olympic Mountains.
What is Seattle's lowest officially recorded temperature?
A: 0 °F set on January 31, 1950.
Mount Baker, gets a whole lot of
snow, and in 1999, it set
the world record for snowfall in a single season with how much snow?
A: 1,140 inches (95 ft.).
Washington state's lowest temperature ever recorded was
A: −48 °F in Winthrop and Mazama.
What was the highest recorded temperature in the state of
A: 118 °F at Ice Harbor Dam.
What percentage of Washington's land area is covered by
In 1775, was The first recorded European landing on the
Washington coast was in 1775 by what Spanish Explorer?
A: Spanish Captain Don Bruno de Heceta.
American captain Robert Gray discovered the mouth of the
Columbia River and named the river after his what?
A: His ship, the Columbia.
Washington state's Yakima River Valley became known for
what kind of fruit?
During the Great Depression, a number of hydroelectric dams
were built along what river primarily to produce
A: The Columbia river.
In 1941 the largest concrete structure in the United States
was completed. What structure was it?
A: The Grand Coulee Dam.
Which Washington volcano erupted on May 18,
A: Mount St. Helens.
The Mount St. Helens eruption flattened the forests,
flooded the Columbia River and its tributaries with ash and mud, and killed how
The Census Bureau estimates the population of the state of
Washington was how many people on July 1, 2013?
Because of the favorable climate Washington state has led
the U.S. in apple production since when?
A: The 1920s.
Where does the state of Washington rank compared with the
other states in the production of wine?
A: Second behind only California.
For transportation purposes, the state of Washington has
the largest system of "what" in the United States?
How many ferries navigate the Puget Sound and associated
waterways in Washington's
A: Twenty-eight ferries.
Washington is home to Four of the five longest floating
bridges in the world are located in Washington state, and their names are what?
A: The Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge, Homer
M. Hadley Memorial Bridge, and the Hood Canal Bridge.
The state of Washington legalized assisted suicide in
when they voted on and passed the what?
A: Washington Death with Dignity Act.
In November of 2012, Washington state became one of two US
states to legalize the sale and possession of
marijuana for what?
A: Recreational use.