Ericson’s State Information⑥ – LIBERTY LAB.



アメリカの首都であるWashington D.C.と一緒になってしまいがちですが、こちらは遥か遠く西海岸の州です。



Name: Washington (State)
Year of Admittance: 1889
Size: 184,827 km2
Population: 7,615,000
Largest City: Seattle
Capital: Olympia

The 42nd state, Washington, is often referred to as Washington state to distinguish it from the nation’s capital city, Washington, D.C.; which is over 4,000 kilometers away.

Washington borders Canada to the north and Oregon to the south.  Over 60 percent of Washington’s residents live in the Seattle metropolitan area.  Washington has a mediterranean  climate which means dry summers and mild winters.  The area around the mountains however may have a different climate.  There are many active volcanoes in Washington.  The tallest mountain and volcano in the continental U.S., Mt. Rainier is located in Washington, it is 4,400 meters.  Washington is one of the wealthiest and most liberal states in the U.S and has the highest life expectancy.  Washington is famous for salmon, fish markets and apples.  Many internationally known companies hail from Washington, such as Starbucks, Windows and Amazon.  I recommend Pike’s Place market if you visit Seattle.  You can see the famous fish throwers, tossing large fish to each other. 

To be referred to – 言及する
To Distinguish – 区別する
Active Volcano – 活火山
Continental U.S. – アメリカ本土
Wealthy – 裕福な
Liberal – 偏見のない
To hail from – 出身である・起源がある
To Toss – 放り投げる

Pike’s Place Fish Market, Throwing Fish
Mt. St. Helens Volcano Eruption, 1980
(The deadliest eruption in the US)
Seattle Skyline