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The State of
Washington (WA)


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The capital of Washington is Olympia.

The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Washington: WA

For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "WASH" as the abbreviation for Washington. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "WA" the official abbreviation.

Typical abbreviation for Washington: Wash.

The pronunciation of Washington:

When the people of Washington refer to themselves: 1:

Time Zone: The state of Washington is in the Pacific Time (PST/PDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.

Nicknames for Washington: "The Evergreen State"; "The Chinook State"

State Motto: "Alki" (By and by)

State Bird: Willow Goldfinch (carduelis tristis)

State Tree: Western Hemlock (tsuga heterophylla)

State Flower: Western Rhododendron (rhododendron macrophyllum)

State Song: "Washington, My Home"

Statehood: Washington became the 42nd state on Nov 11, 1889.

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