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Origin of Name The state of Washington was named after George Washington, making it the only state to be named for a President. Area (rank) 71,303 sq mi (18th). Population (rank) 6,971,406 (13th). Capital Olympia. First Explored By Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in 1805. Admitted to Union (rank) November 11, 1889 (42nd).
Mount RainierMount Rainier
located in west-central Washington, is the highest mountain in the Cascades, with a summit that reaches 14,410 feet above sea level. Although it was formed before the last Ice Age, Rainier still rumbles on occasion, and it is considered by geologists to be the most potentially dangerous volcano in the Cascades.

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