Lamborghini Diablo

Lamborghini Diablo 1990

Lamborghini Diablo 6-0 VT 2001
Lamborghini Diablo 6-0 VT 2001

In 1990 The Diablo was predestined to becoming the admirable inheritor of the popular Miura and Countach. This new cutting edge super car was wide, very low and futuristic. And just like its ancestors, the Diablo in a short time became a much loved car among enthusiasts all around the world.

Lamborghini Diablo 2000
Lamborghini Diablo 2000

The Lamborghini leaders had hoped for a top speed of at least 198 MPH, and the specialists} made this dream come true: With a top speed of 198 MPH and an acceleration from 0-100 in 4.5 seconds the Diablo taken the pole position in the super sports cars group. It supplied its fierce Power via a rear-wheel drive and came with a newly created V12 engine. 4 valves per cylinder, a computer controlled multi-point fuel injection and a displacement of 5.7 liters allowed the Diablo to Reach a maximum of 492 HP.

Lamborghini Diablo VT 19999
Lamborghini Diablo VT 1999

The Diablo was manufactured in between 1990 and 2001. Throughout this period of time, Lamborghini produced several variety of the Diablo concept, the first appearing was the Diablo VT (Visco Traction), which utilised an all-wheel drive. The Diablo models helped build the legend of Lamborghini and sold well. Approximately 3,000 units in all series and differences found their buyers in those eleven years of development.

Make Money Scams Vs Make Money Legitimate Business opportunities

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If you are worried that the earning opportunities you see online are really “make money scams” in disguise? Most of what you’ll find online is up and up. The real challenge is weeding through it all to find something that works effectively for you. Here are some common money making scams that many online marketing newcomers can fall into.



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Get Rich Quick:

A lot of experts in online marketing use their stories as proof of what you can do too if you buy their products or services. And while it is probably true that these marketers did make an enormous amount of money in a short time, there are 3 things you should understand about that;

1) They probably were not completely new to the industry when they began making the money. ..

2) They might have used some other techniques or programs to earn them this amount of money (so they might not be revealing everything in what they sell to you…

3) They may have also spent a large amount of money to be able to earn this enormous amount of money. While the products and/or services are most likely valuable and legit, you should not expect them to make you rich quick.



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Easy Money generating:

There are quite a handful of automated systems out there. And yea, they are real and certainly, they are easy. But they can easily be expensive and not tremendously effective since they appeal so many people that are trying to go the easy route. The truth is that making money online doesn’t have to be complicated – it can be simple – but getting results does require effort.

Most people start out on the wrong foot with systems that profess to to be easy and profitable. When they aren’t very easy or profitable, it’s easy to stop trying and think of these systems as “make money scams”.



Pyramid scheme

Pyramid Schemes:

There are many types of legitimate programs (like network marketing or Multi level marketing businesses) that offer you commissions if you recruit others into the business venture. However, if you come across a program that only offers you money if you recruit other members but offers no real service or product, this is a clear-cut pyramid scheme and scam. Luckily, the Federal trade commission is quick to crack down on these types of programs so you shouldn’t run across them too often.




Pay Affiliate Programs:

Some affiliate marketing programs claim that they can make you lots of money, but require you to Buy their product or charge a sign up fee before you can start promoting what they offer. Bear in mind that you do not have to pay for an affiliate product to promote it (although there are reasons you might want to do that). Most affiliate product and service owners will NEVER ask their affiliates to pay money before they earn.

The Better Business Bureau and Federal Trade Commission offer more information about avoiding rip-offs, plus ways to verify offers and file complaints. Your state attorney general’s office might also have specialized or general information with regard to make money scams.



Top 5 Richest People In The World

The following are the top 5 richest people in the world today.








Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Just how much is Bill Gates worth? $78.2 Billion

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$64,067,888 dollars $8,008,486 dollars $133,474 dollars 76 cents $2,224 dollars 57 cents

Bill Gates is an American business mogul, chairman of Microsoft, author, and one of the richest people in the world Today who has a net worth of $78.2 billion dollars. Gates co-founded the software firm Microsoft with paul allen, and is known as one of the leading entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Gates graduated from Lakeside School in 1973, scoring 1590 out of 1600 on the SAT, and enrolled Harvard College in the autumn of 1973.

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With the release of the MITS Altair 8800 based on the Intel 8080 CPU, Gates and Allen saw this as the opening they needed to their own computer software company. The creators of the new microcomputer, Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS), formed a partnership with Gates and Allen using their Altair emulator that ran on a minicomputer, and then the BASIC interpreter. The trade name “Microsoft” was registered November 26, 1976. During the first five-years of the Microsoft company, Gates personally examined every line of codes the company mailed, often modifying code when needed. On November 20, 1985, Microsoft launched its first retail version of Microsoft Windows.
Gates and his wife combined three family foundations to create the charitable Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, the largest transparently operated charitable foundation on the earth. Gates announced on June 15, 2006 that he would switch out of his day-to-day role at Microsoft over the next two years in order to give more time to philanthropy.

Bill Gates Home
( Bill Gates Home Cost $63 Million,  The mansion took seven years to building. The swimming pool flows 60 feet long and has a underwater music system, plus it comes with A locker room that has 4 showers and two bathrooms. Their residence contains a 2,500 square foot gym. The dining room is 1,000 square feet large.Whenever a guest arrives, they are provided a pin that links with sensors in every room inside the house. Depending upon their preferences, the temperature, music, lighting adjusts in the house wherever they are. The property is additionally an “earth sheltered house” meaning it uses its natural surroundings as walls for temperature in order to reduce heat loss. Bill Gates pays $1M a year.. on taxes on the house. )




Carlos Slim Helu


Carlos Slim Helu net-worth:  $72  billion

Carlos Slim Helu was born January 28, 1940 in Mexico City,
Mexico. He is a businessman, philanthropist, and engineer mainly
focused on the telecommunications profession in Mexico. Slim possesses a
substantial influence over the telecommunications industry in Mexico and
much of Latin America. He manages Telefonos De Mexico, TelCel, and
America Movil. He maintains an active involvement in the companies, but
his three sons Carlos, Marco Antonio, and Patrick, run the firms on a
day to day basis. Slim was able to raise money for a telecommunications
business by purchasing reserve letters of credit which allowed him to
obtain guaranteed loans which provided the capital.

On August 8, 2007 Fortune magazine noted that Slim had got ahead of Bill Gates
in wealth. This signified the first time in 16 years that the wealthiest
person in the world has not been from United States, the Middle
East, or Europe and was from an “emerging economy”. Slim has been
awarded the Entrepreneurial Merit Medal of Honor from Mexico’s Chamber
Of Commerce. He is a “gold patron” of the American Academy of
Achievement and a Commander in the Belgian Order Of Leopold II. Slim was
named CEO of the year in 2003 by “Latin Trade” magazine, and one year
later Chief executive officer of the decade by the same magazine.






Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin net-worth:  $70  billion

Vladimir Putin is a Russian politician who
was born in the Soviet Union and has a net worth of $70 billion dollars.
The present Prime Minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin also served as the
President of the Russian Federation from December 1999 until May 2008.
Successful in overhauling Russia’s economic environment, he was often
criticized due to his handling of human rights and foreign policy issues.

In addition to his net worth he’s amassed a reputation as one of the most
infamous politicians in the world, with many in the west calling the
circumstances under which he has continued to hold office in Russia
undemocratic.” Still, he has been fairly well-liked among the Russian
people themselves ever since he began serving as president in late 1999
after the surprise resignation of Boris Yeltsin. Putin’s career in
politics began after serving in the KGB, being appointed head of the
Committee for External Relations of the Saint Petersburg Mayor’s Office.

After that, his political fortunes continued to rise until he
eventually won the 2000 Russian presidential election. His public image
is fairly exceptional for a politician, largely characterized by hismacho,”
outdoorsy image, having been famously photographed shirtless and
taking part in other dangerous or extreme sports and activities. He is also
well known for hisPutinisms,” aphorisms that comes from his unique use of
the Russian language (identical to how George W. Bush is famous for his
malapropisms here in the united states of america). One example of aPutinism
occurred during an interview with American journalist Larry King, who
asked him what happened to the Russian submarine that had been lost in an
explosion Putin answered simply, “she sank.”






Amancio Ortega Gaona

Amancio Ortega Gaona

Amancio Ortega Gaona net-worth:  $65  billion

Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish fashion industry executive and entrepreneur who
has a net worth of $65 billion. Amancio Ortega has accumulated this net
worth through a number of years in the fashion industry and is most noticeable as
the founder and owner of retail store Zara.

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Amancio Ortega Gaona has
been characterized by his intensive secrecy and low profile despite the
fact that he is the fifth richest person in the world behind Carlos
Helu, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Ingvar Kamprad, Bernard Arnault and
Larry Ellison. Amancio is the wealthiest person in Spain and the second
wealthiest person in all of Europe. Ortega never has given a public
interview, and in contrast to his work in the world of high fashion is
most often seen in a pair of blue jeans and a T-shirt. Make no mistake,
though: His low profile does not mean that he is ado nothing
executive. He is known to have a major hands-on role in his company the
Inditex group, consisting of such respected fashion brands as Zara,
Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Zara Home, Kiddy’s Class, Tempe, Stradivarius,
Pull and Bear/Often and Bershka.

At 75 years old, though, Gaona has
shown indications of slowing down. He recently announced his retirement from
the day to day operations of Inditex, and that by the vice president and
CEO of Inditex, Pablo Isla, will be taking his place at the head of the






Warren Buffett


Warren Buffett net-worth:  $60  billion

Warren Buffett has become one of the richest people in the world who has a
net worth of $60 billion. Warren Buffett is debatedly the most famous and
successful Financial Investors in history.

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If you had invested $10,000 with Warren
Buffett in 1966, today you would have $300 million!
$10,000 invested in the S&P would be $140,000.

Warren Buffett has declared to give away 99% of his net worth to charity. 83% of
the money would go to The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. That
equates to roughly $41 billion making it the largest charitable
gift in the world. Buffett’s philanthropy has inspired other
billionaires to pledge at least 50% of their net worth to charity in
their lifetimes as well, a truly remarkable achievement.

U.S. President Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to recipient Buffett during ceremony at White House in Washington

U.S. President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to recipient Warren Buffett. // Warren Buffett (Larry Downing/Reuters)

The 78 year-old Warren Buffett is Famous for investing in items he
actually uses. For example, he owns Fruit of the Loom because he really liked
their shirts and underwear. Warren has made headlines recently immediately after
his love of a specific brand of suit led him to invest in the Chinese firms Trands Co. He isn’t the only powerful guy sporting Trands: Former Chinese President Hu Jintao and billionaire Bill Gates are also big fans of this very brand. The Oracle of Omaha and CEO of financial powerhouse Berkshire Hathaway also recently compiled a video commemorating the apparel company’s 30th anniversary and took the opportunity to gush about his nine Trands suits. The best part? although the cheapest Trands suit costs $880, Buffet hasn’t paid a penny for his wardrobe though he claims he has asked for a bill. It’s not a bad investment for Trands’ founder and Buffett gal-pal Li Guilian, whose
stock has risen 70% ever since the video went public.

United States Of America General Information


Abbreviation: USA

Population: 316,148,990

One birth every: 8 seconds
One death every: 12 seconds
One international migrant (net) every: 40 seconds
Net gain of one person every: 17 seconds

Land Area: 3,537,379
(sq. mi.)

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (US), America, or simply the States, is a federal republic[10][11] consisting of 50 states, 16 Insular areas, and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean. At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) in total and with around 316 million people, the United States is the fourth-largest country by total area and third largest by population. It is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries.[12] The geography and climate of the United States is also extremely diverse, and it is home to a wide variety of wildlife.

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Paleo-indians migrated from Asia to what is now the U.S. mainland around 15,000 years ago,[13] with European colonization beginning in the 16th century. The United States emerged from 13 British colonies located along the Atlantic seaboard. Disputes between Great Britain and these colonies led to the American Revolution. On July 4, 1776, delegates from the 13 colonies unanimously issued the Declaration of Independence. The ensuing war ended in 1783 with the recognition of independence of the United States from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and was the first successful war of independence against a European colonial empire.[14][15] The current Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787. The first 10 amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and guarantee many fundamental civil rights and freedoms.


Driven by the doctrine of manifest destiny, the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century.[16] This involved displacing native tribes, acquiring new territories, and gradually admitting new states.[16] The American Civil War ended legal slavery in the country.[17] By the end of the 19th century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean,[18] and its economy was the world’s largest.[19] The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country’s status as a global military power. The United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country with nuclear weapons, and a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union left the United States as the sole superpower.


The United States is a developed country and has the world’s largest national economy, with an estimated GDP in 2013 of $16.7 trillion – 23% of global nominal GDP and 19% at purchasing-power parity.[6][20] The economy is fueled by an abundance of natural resources and the world’s highest worker productivity,[21] with per capita GDP being the world’s sixth-highest in 2010.[6] While the U.S. economy is considered post-industrial, it continues to be one of the world’s largest manufacturers.[22] The U.S. has the highest mean and second-highest median household income in the OECD as well as the highest average wage,[23][24] though it has the fourth most unequal income distribution among OECD nations[25][26] with roughly 16% of the population living in poverty.[27] The country accounts for 39% of global military spending,[28] being the world’s foremost economic and military power, a prominent political and cultural force, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovation.[29][30]The Financial Secrecy Index ranks the United States as the 6th safest tax haven in the world, and is considered by many around the world as the biggest tax haven in the world for non-Americans.[31][32]

Justin Bieber Arrested For DUI and Drag Racing A Rented Lamborghini

MIAMI BEACH, Florida — Pop star Justin Bieber was arrested on drag-racing, driving under the influence (DUI) and resisting arrest charges Thursday after allegedly speeding down a residential Miami Beach street in a yellow Lamborghini on an expired license. He is being kept at a Miami-Dade County jail pending an initial appearance expected later Thursday. police say Bieber was arrested after authorities saw him and R&B singer Khalil racing two luxury exotic vehicles down the street at 4:09 a.m., with two other vehicles apparently being used to block off the area. Both Bieber and Khalil face drag-racing and driving under the influence charges. Police Chief Ray Martinez told a news conference Thursday morning the celebrity was initially not cooperative when the police officer pulled him over. Martinez said the pop star also had an invalid Georgia driver’s license and confessed to smoking marijuana, taking a prescription medication and drinking.


Police said Bieber was driving a Lamborghini and Khalil was driving a Ferrari. Both cars were towed. Police say Bieber was clocked at around 60 mph (100 kph) in a 30 mph (50 kph) zone.
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Justin bieber mugshot This police booking mug made available by the Miami Dade County Corrections Department shows star Justin Bieber, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Bieber and singer Khalil were arrested for evidently drag-racing on a Miami Beach Street. Police said Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs. (AP Photo) According to the arrest report, Bieber “had slow deliberate articulations” and a look of stupor on his face when the officer requested him to exit his vehicle. The 19-year-old Bieber was placed under arrest after multiple times refusing to put his hands on his vehicle so the officer could pat him down to look for weapons, the report said. It says he cursed several times at the officer and requested to know why he was being arrested. Bieber failed a field sobriety test and was taken to the Miami Beach police station for a Breathalyzer, police said. Results have not been announced.
Television footage early Thursday showed a van thought to be carrying Bieber from a Miami Beach police station to a Miami-Dade County jail. The van, with blacked-out windows, was trailed by squad cars. His publicist, Melissa Victor, did not offer an immediate statement. The street where authorities say Bieber was racing in mid-Miami Beach is a four-lane residential street separated by a grass median dotted with palm trees. Along one side of the street are small condominium buildings, and on the other side is a high school, a youth center, a golf course and a city firehouse. It’s a short drive from the area to trendy South Beach, where celebrities are known to let loose. George Avilas, who lives close by said he didn’t hear anything, but was not greatly surprised to hear that people might be drag-racing. “There’s so much partying in Miami Beach, it’s been known to happen,” he said. “It’s 4 o’clock in the morning, everybody is just getting out of the bars.” Canadian-born Justin Bieber was only 15 when his platinum-selling debut “My World” was launched. The singer from Ontario had placed second in a local singing contest two years earlier and began posting performances on YouTube, according to his official website. The videos caught the attention of a talent agent and eventually led to a recording contract. He was positioned as clean-cut and charming — even performing for President Barack Obama and his family at Christmas — but problems began to multiply as he got older; Thursday’s arrest is just the most recent in a series of troubling incidents. Bieber has been accused of wrongdoing in California, but has never been arrested or charged. He is at the present time under investigation in a felony vandalism case after a neighbor reported the pop star threw eggs at his residential home and caused thousands of dollars of damage. A neighbor had previously accused Bieber of spitting in his face, and a paparazzi called deputies after he said Bieber kicked him, but prosecutors declined to file charges in either instance. He was also accused of reckless driving in his neighborhood, but in October prosecutors refused to seek charges because it was unclear whether Bieber was driving. His arrest in Miami is unlikely to affect the ongoing investigation, which included nearly a dozen detectives searching Bieber’s home last week searching for video surveillance and other evidence that could be used to pursue a vandalism charge. Bieber is also being sued by a former bodyguard who claims the singer repeatedly berated him and hit him in the chest and owes him more than $420,000 in time beyond regulation and other wages. The case is scheduled to go to trial in Los Angeles next month.
Under Florida law, people under the age of 21 are regarded driving under the influence if they have a blood-alcohol content of .02 percent or more – a level Bieber could reach with one drink. For 21 and over, it is .08 percent. For a first drunken driving offense, there is no minimum sentence and a maximum of six months, a fine of $250 to $500, and 50 hours of community service. For anyone under 21, there is an automatic six-month license suspension. A first criminal offense for drag racing carries a sentence of up to six months, a fine of $500 to $1,000 and a one-year license suspension. Bieber’s arrival in Florida earlier this week also is under investigation. Authorities in the suburban Miami city of Opa-locka are investigating whether the singer was given a police escort when he landed Monday at the Opa-locka Executive Airport. “The escort was unauthorized by police administration,” said Assistant City Manager David Chiverton. Police escorts from the airport are not uncommon, but they must follow procedure because they involve city motor vehicles, Chiverton said. “There’s a procedure,” Chiverton said. “These things must be approved, there’s a process.”
Chantel Jeffries
He was photographed in a rental car earlier in the day posting a photo of model Chantel Jeffries driving a yellow rented Lamborghini on his Instagram that have since been deleted. However it’s unknown whether it was the same car that the star was in when he was  arrested.
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Justin shared this snap of himself smoking a cigar earlier this week (Instagram/Justin Bieber)
The alleged arrest marks the end of a couple of bad weeks for the Baby superstar, with his house also being raided by eleven patrol cars last week following a reported egg attack on his neighbour’s house. This then resulted in his BFF Lil Za being arrested for alleged drug possession, before he then got charged again for vandalizing a phone in the prison.

Wyoming General Information



Abbreviation: WY

Population: 580,345

Land Area: 97,100
(sq. mi.)


Wyoming Listeni/wˈmɪŋ/ is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. Wyoming is the 10th most extensive, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States. The western two thirds of the state is covered mostly with the mountain ranges and rangelands in the foothills of the Eastern Rocky Mountains, while the eastern third of the state is high elevation prairie known as the High Plains. Cheyenne is the capital and the most populous city in Wyoming, with a population of 91,738 in the metropolitan area (as of the 2012 census). Wyoming also is the only state whose boundaries were acquired through four separate purchases: first during the Louisiana Purchase, second from the Annexation of Texas, third from the Oregon Country, and fourth and finally from the Mexican-American War.

Wisconsin General Information



Abbreviation: WI

Population: 5,742,713

Land Area: 54,310
(sq. mi.)


Wisconsin Listeni/wɪsˈkɒnsən/ is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The state comprises 72 counties.

Wisconsin’s geography is diverse, with the Northern Highland and Western Upland along with a part of the Central Plain occupying the western part of the state and lowlands stretching to the shore of Lake Michigan. Wisconsin is second to Michigan in the length of its Great Lakes coastline.

Wisconsin is known as “America’s Dairyland” because it is one of the nation’s leading dairy producers, particularly famous for cheese. Manufacturing and tourism are also major contributors to the state’s economy.

West Virginia General Information

West Virginia


Abbreviation: WV

Population: 1,854,304

Land Area: 24,078
(sq. mi.)


West Virginia Listeni/ˌwɛst vərˈɪnjə/ is a U.S. state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States.[5][6][7][8] It is bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the north, and Maryland to the northeast. West Virginia is the 41st largest by area and the 38th most populous of the 50 United States. The capital and largest city is Charleston.

West Virginia became a state following the Wheeling Conventions, in which 50 northwestern counties of Virginia whose landowners owned few to no slaves decided to break away from Virginia during the American Civil War. The new state was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863, and was a key Civil War border state. West Virginia was the only state to form by seceding from a Confederate state and was one of two states formed during the American Civil War (the other being Nevada, which separated from Utah Territory).

The Census Bureau and the Association of American Geographers[5] classify West Virginia as part of the South. The northern panhandle extends adjacent to Pennsylvania and Ohio, with the West Virginia cities of Wheeling and Weirton just across the border from the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, while Bluefield is less than 70 miles (110 km) from North Carolina. Huntington in the southwest is close to the states of Ohio and Kentucky, while Martinsburg and Harpers Ferry in the Eastern Panhandle region are considered part of the Washington metropolitan area, in between the states of Maryland and Virginia. The unique position of West Virginia means that it is often included in several geographical regions, including the Mid-Atlantic, the Upland South, and the Southeastern United States. It is the only state that is entirely within the area served by the Appalachian Regional Commission; the area is commonly defined as “Appalachia“.[9]

The state is noted for its mountains, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research. The karst lands contribute to much of the state’s cool trout waters. It is also known for a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities, including skiing, whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and hunting.

Washington General Information



Abbreviation: WA

Population: 6,971,406

Land Area: 66,544
(sq. mi.)


Washington Listeni/ˈwɒʃɪŋtən/ is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Named after George Washington, the first President of the United States, the state was carved out of the western part of the Washington Territory which had been ceded by Britain in 1846 by the Oregon Treaty as a settlement of the Oregon Boundary Dispute. It was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889.

Washington is the 18th most extensive and the 13th most populous of the 50 United States. Approximately 60 percent of Washington’s residents live in the Seattle metropolitan area, the center of transportation, business, and industry along the Puget Sound region of the Salish Sea, an inlet of the Pacific consisting of numerous islands, deep fjords, and bays carved out by glaciers. The remainder of the state consists of deep rainforests in the west, mountain ranges in the west, center, northeast and far southeast, and a semi-arid eastern basin given over to intensive agriculture. After California, Washington is the second most populous state on the West Coast and in the Western United States.

Washington is a leading lumber producer. Its rugged surface is rich in stands of Douglas fir, hemlock, ponderosa and white pine, spruce, larch, and cedar. The state is the biggest producer of apples, lentils, dry edible peas, hops, pears, red raspberries, spearmint oil, and sweet cherries, and ranks high in the production of apricots, asparagus, grapes, peppermint oil, and potatoes. Livestock and livestock products make important contributions to total farm revenue and the commercial fishing catch of salmon, halibut, and bottomfish makes a significant contribution to the state’s economy.

Manufacturing industries in Washington include aircraft and missiles, shipbuilding and other transportation equipment, lumber, food processing, metals and metal products, chemicals, and machinery. Washington has over 1,000 dams, including the Grand Coulee Dam, built for a variety of purposes including irrigation, power, flood control, and water storage.

Although its official, unambiguous name is “The State of Washington,” the state’s name is often reversed and referred to as “Washington state” to distinguish it from Washington, D.C., also named for George Washington. Another nickname is “the Evergreen State.” Its largest city is Seattle, situated in the west, followed by Spokane, located in the east, and its capital is Olympia.