Washington Map

The Washington Map brings out the spectacular topography of the State with hand painted relief. Detailing of physical features includes the Olympic Mountains, Willapa Hills,Mount Rainier, bays and Strait of Juan De Fuca.The Puget Sound, a deep inlet of Pacific ocean with a complex estuary system, is an urban hub.

State capital Olympia and other cities can be easily identified. State boundaries are demarcated and the transportation network is numbered and indicated clearly.This geographical guide of the state of Washington is designed by expert cartographers of National Geographic which adds authenticity to this piece.

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This Map of Washington portrays the political and physical geography of the state with attractive imagery as well as accuracy. Landforms like mountains, coastlines, lakes and forest cover are illustrated with variation in color and elevation.

Olympic Mountains, Coastal Mountain Range and Willapa Hills, numerous bays, the pacific coastline and rain forests contribute to the diversity of the topography. Significant water bodies like straits of Georgia, Haro Strait and Strait of Juan De Fuca, Mount Rainier, forestlands national parks, State parks, intricate river system of Snake River and Clearwater River can be easily placed on the frame. National and International boundaries are identifiable with contrasting contour. The state capital Olympia and the most populated city Seattle are captioned along with other primary and secondary Cities.

Thread marking on the map indicates the transportation network interlinking the state. Highways are numbered and rail routes are drawn out for easy identification. Other details include airport locations, recreational areas and military installations. This Washington Map designed by National Geographic is a part of the growing series of State Wall Map. The visually appealing exhibit designed in hand-painted earth tones not only makes an attractive display but can also be used resourcefully in any space.

  • Location on the map

    The state of Washington is located in the Pacific northwestern region of the United States. Oregon and Idaho borders the state to the south and east respectively. The Pacific Ocean forms the coastline to the west. The Canadian province of British Columbia can be placed on the north.

  • Key Table

    The key table elaborates symbolic data like national parks, State parks , military areas, highways, important roads, airports and other details of the title frame.

  • Region Location on Washington Map

    According to the USCB the Washington is located in western part of the United States in the Pacific Region division 9. Other States under this division are Alaska, California, Hawaii and Oregon.

  • Counties in Washington

    The state of Washington is divided into 39 Counties and the largest county in terms of population is King County with Seattle as its county seat. Okanogan is the largest county in terms of land area.

  • Time Zone in Washington

    The State of Washington falls under the Pacific Time Zone and observes the Pacific Standard Time (PST) which is 8 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

  • ZIP Code of Washington

    The Range of Zip codes in Washington is from 98001-99403.

Urban Placements

Washington State is the 18the largest and 13th most populous state of the USA. Major cities and industrial areas of the state can be found in the Puget Sound lowlands. The Capital city Olympia and Seattle its most populous city can be placed on the map with large readable fonts.

Vancouver, Spokane and Kent and other important settlements can also be found on the map with ease. Manufacturing industries in Washington include aircraft, missile, shipbuilding, and other transportation equipment. It is one of the richest states of the US and is one of the forerunners in terms of life expectancy and low rate of unemployment.

Physical Features

The map depicts the landscapes of the State with colored relief and elevation. Washington State can be distinctly divided into six geographical regions and land areas which are the Olympic Mountains, The Coast Range, the Puget Sound Lowlands, the Cascade Mountains, the Columbia Plateau, and the Rocky Mountains. Other physical attributes include prominent peaks, lakes, rivers, forestland, glacial features and National/ State parks.

  • Olympic Mountains

    The Olympic Mountains can be located in the northwestern part of the state and is a part of the Olympic peninsula. The eastern slope rises out of Puget Sound and the western slope from the Pacific Ocean coastal plains. they are not very high hills and mostly lie within the bounds of Olympic National Park and adjoining segments of Olympic National Forest. Water bodies in this region include Strait of Juan De Fuca, Wynoochee River, Elwha River and Big Quilcene River and many others.

  • The Coast Range

    The Coast Range can be placed in the south western corner of the state extending south into the state of Oregon. The most notable feature of this region is the Willapa Hills overlooking the Willapa Bay. It is bounded by the Pacific Ocean in the west and Cascade range to the east. Columbia River can be placed on the south and Olympic Mountains to the north. Rivers that can be found in this region include Chehalis River, Willapa River. River,Bear River and Grays River.

  • The Puget Sound Lowlands

    The Puget Sound Lowlands lie east of Olympic Mountains and west of Cascade Range. Puget Bay extends south in Washington and north into the Canadian province of British Columbia. Major cities and industrial areas of the state can be found in the Puget Sound lowlands. State capital Olympia and the urban settlement of Tacoma can be placed in this region. Puget Sound is connected to the Pacific ocean in the north by Strait of Juan de Fuca.

  • Cascade Mountains

    The Cascade mountains are marked by many volcanic peaks. It is located east of Puget Sound Lowlands and encompasses the highest elevation of the state, Mount Rainier. Mount St Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Baker and Glacier Peak are other prominent features of this region.

  • The Columbia Plateau

    Most of the southern and central part of Washington State is covered by the Columbian Plateau. This region is also known as the Columbian basin as it is drained by the Columbia River. The region is characterized by steep river canyons, Coulees, scablands and tall ridges. Grand Coulee and Moses Coulee are the notable features of this region. The rolling hills of Palouse Country provide a deep fertile soil that supports much of Washington's wheat farming. The Blue Mountains can also be placed in this region.

  • The Rocky Mountains

    The Washington Rocky Mountains are also known as the Columbia mountains. They run across Washington State in its northwestern corner. The Columbia river and its tributary Okanogan River cut many ridges along the mountain ranges. This region is rich in mineral deposit and is mined for copper, gold silver limestone lead and zinc.

National Parks

Washington State is home to three National Parks which are Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascade National Park and Olympic National Park. All the parks are captioned and can be easily placed on the frame.

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SKU ngmaps-RE01020414-1
Map Scale 1:652,174
Flat Size 40.75 x 30.5 inches
Publication Date 2009
Publisher Name National Geographic
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