Washington is the northwestern-most state of the contiguous United States.
It borders Idaho to the east, bounded mostly by the meridian running north from the confluence of the Snake River and Clearwater River (about 116°57' west), except for the southernmost section where the border follows the Snake River.
Washington was named after President George Washington by an act of the United States Congress during the creation of Washington Territory in 1853.
The territory was originally to be named "Columbia", for the Columbia River and the Columbia District, but Kentucky representative Richard H.
Approximately 60 percent of Washington's residents live in the Seattle metropolitan area, the center of transportation, business, and industry along Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean consisting of numerous islands, deep fjords, and bays carved out by glaciers.
The remainder of the state consists of: deep temperate rainforests in the west; mountain ranges in the west, central, northeast and far southeast; and a semi-arid basin region in the east, central, and south, given over to intensive agriculture.
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