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Washington State's capital city

The Washington state capital is Olympia.

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98501, 98502

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The population of Olympia is approximately 36,740 (1997), 46478 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 15,928 (1990), 20761 (2010).

The amount of land area in Olympia is 41.785 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 4.589 sq kilometers.
The distance from Olympia to Washington DC is 2489 miles. The distance to the Washington state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Olympia is positioned 47.04 degrees north of the equator and 122.89 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Olympia location: on the southernmost tip of the Puget Sound 60 miles south of Seattle and 113 miles north of Portland

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History & History Related Items

Olympia history:

A good history page for Olympia from the Chamber of Commerce. Olympia used to called the "Black Bear Place." The first permanent settlers arrived in 1846. They platted the town, laid out lots, planned schools, churches, etc forming what would soon become Washington's first and only state capital.
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Olympia attractions:

Info on Olympia - For information on Olympia.

There is an abundance of lakes of all sizes in the Olympia area. 54 of these lakes are named! Here is a map of lakes in the Olympia area.

Olympia's famous Lakefair
Parade, week of carnival, art walks, etc.

Bigelow House Museum
918 Glass Ave NE
Olympia, WA 98506-3976
Phone: 360-753-1215

Hands On Childrens Museum
108 Franklin St NE
Olympia, WA 98501-1155
Phone: 360-956-0818

Lacey City Museum
827 Lacey St SE
Olympia, WA 98503-1326
Phone: 360-438-0209

Washington State Museum
211 21st Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98501-2811
Phone: 360-753-2580

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