Area: 71,362 sq mi (184,827 sq km).
Population: ~ 7,730,000.
Largest cities: Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Kent, Everett, Renton, Federal Way, Yakima, Spokane Valley, Kirkland, Bellingham, Kennewick, Auburn, Pasco, Marysville, Lakewood, Redmond, Shoreline, Richland, Sammamish, Burien, Olympia, Lacey, Edmonds, Puyallup, Bremerton, Lynnwood, Bothell, Longview, Issaquah, Wenatchee, Aberdeen, Mount Vernon, Port Townsend, Port Angeles.
National parks: Mount Rainier, Olympic, North Cascades.
Washington is known for its beautiful scenery, diverse outdoor activities, and several major musical events. Washington is rainy and humid, with moderate winters and warm summers. This type of environment, along with large areas of forest, is what gives the state the nickname "Evergreen," which means it always has fresh air.
Eight major industries make up Washington's economy: aviation, renewable energy, agriculture and food processing, forest products, information technology, life sciences and global health, maritime, and defense. Washington State is home to major corporations such as Boeing, Microsoft, and Amazon and is ranked first in the field of STEM jobs.
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