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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.

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Statistics & Facts

The Washington state capital is Olympia.
The population of Richland is approximately 48058 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 13,872 (1990), 19707 (2010).
The amount of land area in Richland is 83.001 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 7.494 sq kilometers.
The distance from Richland to Washington DC is 2291 miles.
The distance to the Washington state capital is 183 miles. (as the crow flies)
Richland is positioned 46.29 degrees north of the equator and 119.29 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in the Tri-cities area of south-central Washington (includes Pasco, Kennewick and Richland)
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History & History Related Items

Back in 1944, Richland was chosen along with three other areas as a development site for the Atomic Bomb. The others were Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Argonne Laboratory in Chicago and Los Alamos, New Mexico. The small village of only 250 people was gradually transformed into a major center for technology. Not only was business attracted to the area, but several large government projects also came to Richland. Irrigation waters from the Grand Coulee Dam helped to bring vineyards and orchards to the area.
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Hanford Museum of Science and History
825 Jadwin
Richland, WA
Phone: 509-376-6374
displays, interactive exhibits and videotapes from the Department of Energy's Hanford Project.

Tri-Cities Washington Art & Photos
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Richland City Government

Richland City Manager
975 George Washington
Richland, WA 99352-3548
Phone: 509-943-7381

Richland Chamber

Richland Chamber of Commerce
515 Lee Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: (509) 946-1651
Fax: (509) 946-1652

Richland Organizations

Richland Chamber of Commerce
515 Lee Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: (509) 946-1651
Fax: (509) 946-1652

Richland Schools

Richland School District 400
615 Snow Ave.
Richland, WA 99352-3851
Phone: 509-946-6106
Fax: 509 - 943 - 2342


Columbia Basin College
1011 Northgate Dr.
Richland, WA 99352-3540
Phone: 509-946-9669

Washington State University
2710 University Dr.
Richland, WA 99352-1671
Phone: 509-372-7000

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