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Situated in the Pacific Northwest, Washington is one of the 50 states in the United States of America. It is located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia. The entire west side of the state is bordered by the Pacific Ocean. The state is often called ‘Washington State’ to differentiate it from Washington D.C. Another nickname is ‘the Evergreen State.’ The capital is Olympia, and the largest city is Seattle. The Puget Sound region of Washington consists of the Salish Sea, an inlet of the Pacific that boasts numerous islands, deep fjords, and bays carved out by glaciers. Throughout the rest of the state you will find large rainforests in the west, mountain ranges throughout most of the state, and a semi-arid eastern basin.
Significant economic sectors within Washington State include the design and manufacture of aircraft – done by Boeing, automotive with Paccar, computer software development with Microsoft, Bungie, Amazon.com and Nintendo of America. Other industries include telecom with T-Mobile USA, electronics, biotechnology, aluminium production, lumber and wood products with Weyerhaeuser. Washington State is the home of beverage companies such as Starbucks and Jones Soda. Within Washington there are modern and historic areas where you can find the perfect office space.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Washington is a family friendly state, and one that offers a lot in the way of indoor and outdoor activities. There are water parks, amusement parks, arcades, farms, fairs and festivals, roller skating and ice skating rinks, bowling alleys and go cart tracks. The gastronomic experience is particularly interesting in Washington as it is influenced by the surrounding regions. As a coastal state Washington is abundant in fresh produce and is a major Pacific Rim seaport, where the world’s cuisines combine to generate inventive and delicious dishes. This is also a northwestern state, one that understands the appeal of a great cheeseburger. Whether you are looking for crab legs, or Asian fusion, it can be found in the state of Washington.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) is the largest commercial airport for Washington. Because there are extensive waterways throughout the major cities in Washington State it offers an extensive ferry system, which is in fact the largest in the nation. The state highways also incorporate an extensive network of bridges. Washington is home to four of the five longest floating bridges in the world. These include the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, Lacey V. Murrow Memorial Bridge and Homer M. Hadley Memorial Bridge over Lake Washington, and the Hood Canal Bridge which connects the Olympic Peninsula and Kitsap Peninsula.