Capital or Capitol?


What is the difference between these two? Here’s how it breaks down . . .


The Capit
al is the city or town that is the seat of government in a state or nation.


The Capit
ol is the building in which the state legislative body meets.


For information about Washington’s Capitol & State Houses, click here.


The Capital City of Washington is Olympia.

The Official City of Olympia Website

Olympia is the Capital of Washington State, and is located at the tip of the Puget Sound about 60 miles south of Seattle, Washington and 110 miles north of Portland, Oregon.” Learn more here.
Source: City of Olympia, WA

Experience Washington

“Splendid capital city with harborside boardwalk, farmer’s market, forested parks, historic districts, and opulent state capitol set in spectacular grounds.”
Source: Washington State Tourism, Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development.






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Citation styles

APA style
Capital City of Washington. (2014, November 30). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 11:03, February 23, 2020, from https://statereports.com/article_1213/
MLA style
classbrain, “Capital City of Washington.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 30 November 2014, 10:58 UTC. . 23 Feb 2020 <https://statereports.com/article_1213/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'Capital City of Washington', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 30 November 2014, 10:58 UTC, <https://statereports.com/article_1213/> [accessed 23 February 2020]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Capital City of Washington.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/article_1213/ [accessed February 23, 2020].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Capital City of Washington [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 November 30, 10:58 UTC [cited 2020 Feb 23]. Available from: https://statereports.com/article_1213/.
Bluebook style
Capital City of Washington, https://statereports.com/article_1213/ (last visited Feb. 23, 2020).
AMA style
classbrain, Capital City of Washington. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. November 30, 2014, 10:58 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/article_1213/. Accessed February 23, 2020.