Is Seattle capital of Washington?
|Admitted to the Union||November 11, 1889 (42nd)|
|Largest metro and urban areas||Seattle|
Why is Seattle not the capital of Washington? Why is Olympia the capital of Washington, when cities like Seattle, Tacoma, and Spokane are more well known? The answer lies in the fact that rarely are capital cities chosen based on size or population alone. In fact, it is often location within a state that bears the most weight when deciding upon a capital city.
What is the capital of the Washington State? Olympia, Washington’s territorial capital since 1853, won the honor by more than 37,000 votes.
Is Olympia the capital of Washington? Olympia, city, capital of Washington, U.S., seat (1852) of Thurston county, on Budd Inlet and Capitol Lake (at the south end of Puget Sound), at the mouth of the Deschutes River, 29 miles (47 km) southwest of Tacoma.