Located in the Pacific Northwest region of the country, it is the only State to be named after an American president. George Washington was the first man to occupy the U.S.’s presidential chair from 1789 to 1797.
Its capital is Olympia and in the West Coast, it is the second most populous State, coming after California. The state is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Oregon, Idaho and the Canadian province of British Columbia.
As the Washington State is located in a coastal position, it served as a concrete harbor for historical trades with Alaska, Canada and other regions. Seattle, for example, was the primary port in the industrial era for trades with Alaska and the U. S’s regions in general.
Overall, in comparison to all the 50 American states, Washington stays as the 13th most populous. A curious fact is that about 60% of the residents of the entire state live in the Seattle metropolitan area. Washington is known to have good wealth indicators, such as life expectancy and employment levels. As of January 2021, the state had the second highest minimum wage ($13,96 an hour) between any other district or state in the country. The first in this indicator would be Washington D.C.
The state is a lumber leader producer in all the U.S., contributing also to the national farm revenue. Other important business there includes automotive, software, telecommunications, wood and real state.
Washington State is also known as the “Evergreen State”, which explains why it is the national leader in agriculture. Some of the significant products that are cultivated there are potatoes wine and nectarine. This region is popular for having strong transportation, business and manufacturing industries.