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region of the United States located north of
, west of
, and south of the
on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Named after
, the first President of the United States, the state was made out of the western part of the
which had been ceded by Britain in 1846 by the
as a settlement of the
Oregon Boundary Dispute
. It was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889. Washington is often referred to as
State of Washington
to distinguish it from Washington, D.C., the
of the United States.
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