Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Washington was part of the Washington Territory until it was admitted as a state on November 11, 1889. Seattle is a major port city with a population of over 700,000.
As with all states in this time zone, Washington observes daylight saving time from late April through early November each year.
Idaho was the 43rd state admitted to the United States. It is located in the Pacific Mountain region. Idaho is the 15th largest out of all U.S. states by area, covering an area of 83,569 square miles (216,946 km2). The state's capital and the most populous city is Boise.
Oregon is located in the Pacific Time Zone. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west. Oregon is the 9th largest state by area, spanning 98,381 square miles. The largest city is Portland.
Nevada is a state in the Western United States. Oregon borders the state to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast, and Utah to the east. Nevada is largely desert due to its location within a rain shadow from California's coastal areas. Nevada is also quite mountainous, especially the northern part of the state. The largest city in Nevada is Las Vegas. Las Vegas is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The state's capital is Carson City.
California is the most populous state in the United States, with over 40 million residents. Like all other states except Delaware, California has one or more major metropolitan areas located within its borders. These include the Greater Los Angeles Area, San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area, Riverside-San Bernardino–Ontario metropolitan area, and Greater Sacramento Area respectively. California is the largest state by area in the Pacific Time Zone.
Alaska is only partially in the Pacific Time Zone. The Alexander Archipelago is in this time zone. The rest of the state is in either the Alaska Time Zone or the Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone. Alaska is the largest state in the United States. The state capital is Juneau. The largest city in the state is Anchorage. Alaska has the most islands, glaciers, and national parks within its borders. Alaska's climate varies greatly depending on where you go – from mild to extreme cold weather conditions at certain times of the year.