The U.S. state of Washington is situated on the northwest side of the country, on the Pacific coast. It was named after the first U.S. president and one of America’s Founding Fathers, George Washington. Seattle is the largest city of the state, and was the country’s fastest-growing metropolis in 2013 and 2016. Its geographical location between the Pacific inlet of Puget Sound and Lake Washington is very attractive and became functional thanks to a large system of ferries. Besides the modern cities and the urban development, Washington State has precious inland natural resources: water bodies, such as the Columbia River, mountain areas, as the Cascade Range, and natural parks. This state is known for its renowned universities, as the University of Washington, from where cams are streaming live to show you two famous campuses.

Population: estimated 7.3 million

Capital: Olympia

Other major cities: Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue

Main attractions: Washington State Capitol, Seattle Downtown, Seattle Aquarium, Space Needle, Bellevue Arts Museum, Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Columbia River Gorge, North Cascades National Park, Hoh Rainforest, Museum of Flight, San Juan Islands, Lake Washington, Diablo Lake

Major airports: Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Grant County International Airport (MWH), King County International Airport (BFI)

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