Updated at 2022-04-17
The Columbia River flows through Washington State and has been the main route for local water transportation since ancient times. The river interconnects many native tribes and provides the tribes with their main source of nutrition - salmon. The painting depicts a canoe on the Columbia River. Although different boats are used today, traveling on the Columbia River remains a popular tourist experience in Washington.
Area: 184,827 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 7.6 million
Main industries/features: Washington State is at the northwest tip of the United States, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. Its primary industries include aviation, automotive, and software development. Washington has been one of the fastest-growing states economically in recent years.