Bingen is a city in Klickitat County, Washington, United States. The population was 712 at the 2010 census, a 6% increase over the 2000 census. Take a look below for 15 fascinating and awesome facts about Bingen, Washington, United States.
1. Bingen was founded by P.J. Suksdorf in 1892, and named by him for Bingen am Rhein in Germany.
2. Bingen was officially incorporated on April 18, 1924.
3. The name of the town is pronounced (BIN-jen), despite the fact that its German namesake is pronounced (BING-en).
4. Bingen is located at 45°42′55″N 121°28′00″WCoordinates: 45°42′55″N 121°28′00″W (45.715311, -121.466790).
5. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2), of which, 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.
6. Bingen has a Warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated (Köppen Csb) that is characterized by hot and dry summers, and cold, chilly rainy and snowy winters.
7. In Bingen’s case the city experiences much warmer summers than locations near the coast such as Portland, but retains high winter rainfall associated with coastal locations.
8. Daytime highs in summer are representative for areas with hot-summer-mediterranean climates, but is moderated by cool nights, causing high diurnal temperature variation.
9. Average temperatures range from 39 °F (4 °C) in January and 80 °F (27 °C) in July.
10. Bingen on average has wet winters and dry summers, also representative for the region.
11. Temperatures of above 32 °C (90 °F) are usual in summertimes, happening frequently.
12. Summer highs are extremely hot when compared to areas that are affected by coastal fog.
13. Bingen is located along State Route 14, which connects it to other communities along the north bank of the Columbia River.
14. The Hood River Bridge is located west of the city and connects State Route 14 to Hood River, Oregon, and Interstate 84.
15. Bingen is also the terminus of State Route 141, a highway that connects it to White Salmon, Trout Lake, and the base of Mount Adams.