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Science In Your Backyard: Washington


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Washington State Facts

Image of Washington with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Olympia(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 66,544 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 6,724,540
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Mt. Rainier at 14,411 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Pierce
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Pacific Ocean at Sea Level
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Chelan County approx. 10 miles west-southwest of Wenatchee
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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