Washington State Map

The Washington State Map depicting the urban layout is an instant favorite with its warm colors and in-depth detailing. State boundary is clearly demarcated with distinct hues. State capital Olympia and many cities are marked in their true location. Transportation network is drawn out elaborately.

Specific terrain markings like Olympic Mountains, Coastal Range, Willapa Hills, and Mount Rainier are highlighted with sculptural projection in subdued. The map projects settlements like Olympia, Seattle, Spokane and Yakima in separate frames. Each inset contains the latest street information and landmark locations. Mount Rainier National Park is also elaborated in a separate inset.

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This urban political map of the state of Washington aims to broaden our knowledge about the state with visual learning. Well researched data makes this map perfect for general reference and display. In planimetric layout, the map shows clear boundary demarcations, placement of state capital Olympia along with major cities and towns. The diverse physical features of the state are marked with preciseness and accuracy.

The Olympic Mountains, Coastal Mountain Range, and Willapa Hills and Mount Rainier the highest peak are captioned with bold readable fonts. The intricate river system includes the Columbia River, Snake River, and Many Straits. Other significant terrain features include numerous bays, rain forests and deep canyons. Transportation network is systematically laid out with specific numbering and color-coded route charts.

National parks, state parks, forest areas, natural spaces, and recreational areas also form a part of the scheme. Highlighted box markings of important settlements are depicted in insets. The city layout of Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, and Yakima contains road information, points of interest, parks and historical sites.

A separate inset draws out in detail the layout of Mount Rainier National Park. The map is also furnished with a tabular index of towns and cities, a county index and driving distance chart marked in miles, which helps estimate the distance between places. The map face also provides the Country placement of Washington along with a digitized flag of the state.

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.

Region Location on Washington State Map

According to the USCB Washington is located in the 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 in 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

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

Washington Zip Code Map

Information Bites

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, missiles, 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 a low rate of unemployment.

Major cities of Washington State

The map feature includes three elaborate insets of major urban settlements of the state which include State capital Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, and Yakima. Each frame is complete with the latest street information, waterways, rail routes, and airports. Accurate locations of landmarks, notable architecture, historical sites, utility, and civic centers are indicated with clarity. Parks and forest areas are easily recognizable in each frame with green patches and specified symbols elaborated in the legend. A separate draw out detail of the Mount Rainier National Park, which is also the highest elevation of the state.

  • Olympia City Inset

    The Capital city Olympia is located on the Puget Sound Lowlands on the Budd inlet. It is the seat of Thurston County and the largest city of the county. It is the cultural center of the Puget Sound region and houses the Washington Center of Performing Arts, Olympia Film Society and Monarch Contemporary Art Center and Sculpture Park. Green Spaces in the city include Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area, Priest Point Park, Burfoot Park, Woodruff Park, and many others. Airports and railroads can be placed on the inset with ease. Highways, primary roads, and secondary roads are numbered and can be identified at a glance.

  • Seattle City Inset

    Seattle is located on an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. It is the seat of King County and the largest city in the state of Washington as well as The Pacific Northwest region. Seattle boasts of the fourth-largest port in North America and is a major international trading gateway.

    The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan of the United States. Points of interest indicated on the frame include Seattle Asian Art Museum, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Burke Museum of Natural History, Seattle Great Wheel the largest Ferris Wheel in the US and Woodland Park Zoo. Discovery Park is the largest park in the city and is also home to many recreational areas.

    Seattle is served by Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, King County Metro, Sound Transit bus service, Interstate 5 and state route 99. Utilities, civic centers, universities, and health centers can also be placed on the frame.

  • Spokane City Inset

    The “Lilac City'' of Spokane is the seat of Spokane County and is the second-largest city in Washington. The city is located on the banks of the Spokane River in the eastern part of the state.

    Points of interest in the city include Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Riverfront Park, Manito Park, Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, botanical gardens and conservation areas. Streets in the city follow a grid system and are named for easy orientation. Interstate Highway 90 serves the city along with US Route 2 and 395. Highways are numbered and can be identified at a glance. Spokane International Airport, railroads, educational institutions, and notable buildings are also indicated on the frame.

  • Yakima City Inset

    Yakima is the seat of Yakima County and is the 11th largest city of Washington State. The city lies east of Mount Rainier in Washington which is the highest elevation of the state. Yakima River runs through the city and encompasses many parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Points of interest include Yakima Valley museum, Larson Gallery, parks and recreational areas. Military installations, universities, utility centers, and notable buildings are marked on the frame with clarity. Transportation network is elaborated with color-coded route charts of railroads and highways. Interstate 82 is the main freeway that connects the city to the rest of the state. US Route 97, 12 and State Route 281and 24 are the other highways that serve the city. Airport locations are also indicated with clarity.

  • Inset of Mount Rainier National Park

    Mount Rainier National Park extends over the southeastern part of Pierce County and the northeastern part of Lewis County. It is the fifth National park of the United States and preserves the Mount Rainier volcano. Mount Rainier is the highest elevation of the state and is located in the Cascade Range Region.

    It is a stratovolcano which is a conical volcano built up by many layers of hardened lava. It offers 42 sites which are included in the National Register of Historic Places. Mount Rainier is encircled by the Wonderland Trail that goes over many ridges of Mount Rainier.

    The two large glaciers found in this area are Carbon Glacier and Emmons Glacier. Other attractions include Longmire visitors center, Paradise the south slope of Mount Rainier and Sunrise visitors center.

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.

Physical Features

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.


The map is furnished with a tabular index of town and cities, a County index and a driving distance marker which help locate all primary and secondary towns on the map.


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

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SKU globeturner-GT069_ST_WA_16-1
Flat Size 20.75 x 18.5 in
Publication Date 2016
Publisher Name Globe Turner
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