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Flag of Washington

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Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 1:1.6 (5:8)
Adopted: March 5, 1923 (standardized in 1967)
Design: The state seal sized at 1/3 the length of the flag centered on a field of dark green.
The state flag of Washington consists of the state seal, displaying an image of state namesake George Washington, on a field of dark green with gold fringe being optional. It is the only U.S. state flag with a field of green as well as the only state flag with the image of an American president. The Secretary of State regulates flag protocol related to the state flag, as well approving replica flags for commercial sale and other standards related to the flag.

The flag was officially adopted on March 5, 1923, and has been a symbol of Washington ever since. Washington had achieved statehood in 1889, but did not have an official flag at the time. The Washington chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution designed the flag in 1915 and campaigned for its adoption by the Washington State Legislature in the early 1920s. The state flag has undergone minor revisions since its adoption, including the use of standardized colors in 1955 and a modernized seal in 1967.

State of Washington
Green flag with the circular Seal of Washington centered on it. A circular seal with the words "The Seal of the State of Washington, 1889" centered around it from top to bottom. In the center, a man with gray hair poses.
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
"The Evergreen State" (unofficial)
Motto(s): Al-ki or Alki, "bye and bye" in Chinook Jargon
State song(s): "Washington, My Home"
Washington is located on the West Coast along the line that divides the United States from neighboring Canada. It runs entirely from west to east. It includes a small peninsula across a bay which is discontinuous with the rest of the state, along with a geographical oddity under British Columbia, Canada.
Official language None (de jure)
English (de facto)
Demonym Washingtonian
Capital Olympia
Largest city Seattle
Largest metro Greater Seattle
Area Ranked 18th
• Total 71,362 sq mi
(184,827 km2)
• Width 360 miles (580 km)
• Length 240 miles (400 km)
• % water 6.6
• Latitude 45°  33′ N to 49° N
• Longitude 116°  55′ W to 124°  46′ W
Population Ranked 13th
• Total 7,535,591 (2018)
• Density 103/sq mi (39.6/km2)
Ranked 25th
• Median household income $70,979 (2017) (11th)
Elevation
• Highest point Mount Rainier
14,411 ft (4,392 m)
• Mean 1,700 ft (520 m)
• Lowest point Pacific Ocean
Sea level
Before statehood Washington Territory
Admitted to the Union November 11, 1889 (42nd)
Governor Jay Inslee (D)
Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib (D)
Legislature State Legislature
• Upper house State Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D)
Maria Cantwell (D)
U.S. House delegation 7 Democrats
3 Republicans (list)
Time zone Pacific: UTC −8/−7
ISO 3166 US-WA
Abbreviations WA, Wash.
Website access.wa.gov
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