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Seattle, Washington
Downtown Seattle frae Queen Anne Hill
Downtown Seattle frae Queen Anne Hill
Etymology: Chief Si'ahl
Nickname(s): The Emerald City / The Jet City / Rain City
Motto(s): The City of Flowers / The City of Goodwill
Location o Seattle in King Coonty an Washington
Location o Seattle in King Coonty an Washington
Kintra Unitit States
State Washington
Coonty King
Incorporatit 2 Dizember 2, 1869
 • Teep Mayor–Cooncil
 • Bouk Seattle City Council
 • Mayor Ed Murray
 • Deputy mayor Hyeok Kim an Kate Joncas
 • Ceety 142.5 sq mi (369.2 km2)
 • Laund 83.87 sq mi (217.2 km2)
 • Watter 58.67 sq mi (152.0 km2)
 • Metro 8,186 sq mi (21,202 km2)
Heichest elevation 520 ft (158 m)
Lawest elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Ceety 608,660
 • Estimate (2015)[2] 662,400
 • Rank US: 20t
 • Density 7,969/sq mi (3,077/km2)
 • Urban 3,059,393 (US: 14t)
 • Metro 3,733,580 (US: 15t)
 • CSA 4,459,677 (US: 13t)
Demonym(s) Seattleite
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes
Aurie codes 206
FIPS code 53-63000
GNIS featur ID 1512650[5]

Seattle (pronounced /siːˈætəl/ (deprecatit template) see-AT-əl) is the northrenmaist major ceety in the contiguous Unitit States, an the lairgest ceety in the Paceefic Northwast an in the state o Washington. A seaport situatit on a narrae isthmus atween Puget Sound (an airm o the Paceefic Ocean) an Lake Washington, aboot 100 miles (160 km) sooth o the Canadae – Unitit States border, it is named efter Chief Sealth "Seattle", o the Duwamish an Suquamish native tribes. Seattle is the centre o the Seattle–Tacoma–Bellevue metropolitan statistical aurie, the 15t lairgest in the Unitit States, an the lairgest in the northwastren Unitit States.[6] Seattle is the coonty seat o Keeng Coonty an is the major economic, cultural an educational centre in the region. The 2010 census foond that Seattle is hame tae 630,320 residents athin a metropolitan aurie o some 3.4 million indwallers. The Port o Seattle an Seattle–Tacoma Internaitional Airport are major gateways tae Asie, Alaska, an the rest o the warld.

Seattle is the wastren terminus o I-90 an resides on the I-5 corridor, aboot 170 miles (270 km) north o Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, Washington an 140 miles (230 km) sooth o Vancouver in Breetish Columbie, Canada. The ceety o Victoria, Breetish Columbie's caipital, is aboot 110 miles (180 km) tae the northwast (aboot 90 miles (140 km) bi passenger ferry) while the eastren Washington hub ceety o Spokane lies 280 miles (450 km) tae the east.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  2. "About Seattle: Population". 2015. Archived frae the oreeginal on September 30, 2015. 2015 population estimate for Seattle: 662,400 
  3. "Zip Code Lookup". USPS. Archived frae the oreeginal on November 12, 2015. 
  4. "Zip Code Lookup". USPS. Archived frae the oreeginal on November 12, 2015. 
  5. "Seattle". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  6. "Estimates of Population Change for Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Rankings: July 1, 2007 to July 1, 2008 (CBSA-EST2008-05)" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. Retrieved 2009-07-12.