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Ratification or Admission:  November 11, 1889 (42nd)
Present Constitution Adopted:  1889
State Abbreviation:  WA
State Capital:  Olympia
Largest City - Population:  Seattle
Origin of the Name:  Named in honor of George Washington
State Motto:  “Al–Ki” (By and By)
State Nickname:  Evergreen State
State Song:  “Washington, My Home” Lyrics & Music: Helen Davis
State Animal:  Olympic Marmot
State Bird:  Willow Goldfinch
State Fish:  Steelhead trout
State Flower:  Coast Rhododendron
State Fruit:  Apple
State Gemstone:  Petrified wood
State Insect:  Green Darner Dragonfly
State Mineral:  None
State Tree:  Western Hemlock
State Flag:   The state flag and the state seal are similar. Passed in 1923, Washington state law describes the flag as having dark green bunting with a state seal in the center. It is the only state flag that is green. It is also the only state flag with a picture of a president.


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