Washington

     

  • State Capital: Olympia
  • State Nickname: The Evergreen State
  • Population: 7.615 million
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  • State Bird: American Goldfinch
  • State Flower: Pacific Rhododendron
  • National Landmarks: The Space Needle is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world and is a treasured Seattle icon. Built for the 1962 World’s Fair—the Century 21 Exposition whose theme was “The Age of Space”—the tower’s futuristic design was inspired by the idea that the fair needed a structure to symbolize humanity’s Space Age aspirations. Since its grand opening on April 21, 1962, the landmark continues to symbolize the innovative and forward-thinking spirit of Seattle. Located at Seattle Center, the Space Needle stands at 605’ tall and is one of the most photographed structures in the world.

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