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Washington was the site where the oldest and most complete skeletal remains of what is called the Kennewick Man were discovered, showing evidence of habitation since that time onward. Several Native American tribes ahve been known to inhabit the land.
Considered a part of the Pacific Northwest, it is the north-western most state in the US mainland. The state is home both to the Clearwater as well as the Snake River. It consists further of the Cascade range which divides the state into two portions: western and eastern.
The western part of Washington has a marine west coast climate, rainfall during winters and dry summers and mostly the temperatures are mild. The eastern part on the other hand is relatively drier in terms of climate with steppe and arid and semi-arid land.
Washington state has a lot to offer in terms of tourism. There are several attractions in this beautiful state. The 100-year-old Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle is one such attraction. The very first Starbucks is also located here.
Other must-see places include Mount Ranier National Park, Leavenworth (A Bavarian themed village), Seattle center, Riverfront Park, Olympic National Park, Ocean Shores, Mount St. Helens, Seattle Art Museum, and so on.
The state has a solid emphasis on education with over 40 institutions that provide higher education. The state is home to some major research universities as well as private colleges. Some of the more notable institutions in the state include University of Washington, Washington State University, Western Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Central Washington University, the Evergreen State College, and so on.
Last Updated On : Sept 11, 2014
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