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ID: 7007920
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Washington (state)  Washington (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 47 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 47.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 120 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -120.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by many groups of NW Coast Indians and North American Plateau Indians when European and American fur traders and Protestant missionaries arrived in 18th-19th cen.; N border was agreed upon by Britain (Canada) and the USA in 1846.

Names:
Washington (preferred,C,V)
WA (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Washington (state)  ............  Washington (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since November 11, 1889
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Olympia .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Washington, Thurston county) [7013967]

Sources and Contributors:
WA..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1258
Washington..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:455
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 102
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000347
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 455; 29:455
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102; plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000347
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1258
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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