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Seattle, Washington
Downtown Seattle frae Queen Anne Hill
Downtown Seattle frae Queen Anne Hill
Etymology: Chief Si'ahl
Eik-name(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
Seattle is locatit in the US
Seattle
Seattle
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 47°36′35″N 122°19′59″W / 47.60972°N 122.33306°W / 47.60972; -122.33306Coordinates: 47°36′35″N 122°19′59″W / 47.60972°N 122.33306°W / 47.60972; -122.33306
KintraUnitit States
StateWashington
CoontyKing
Incorporatit2 Dizember 2, 1869
Govrenment
 • TeepMayor–Cooncil
 • BodiSeattle City Council
 • MayorEd Murray
 • Deputy mayorHyeok Kim an Kate Joncas
Area
 • Ceety369.2 km2 (142.5 sq mi)
 • Land217.2 km2 (83.87 sq mi)
 • Water152.0 km2 (58.67 sq mi)
 • Metro
21,202 km2 (8,186 sq mi)
Highest elevation
158 m (520 ft)
Lawest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 • Ceety608,660
 • Estimate 
(2015)[2]
662,400
 • RankUS: 20t
 • Density3,077/km2 (7,969/sq mi)
 • Urban
3,059,393 (US: 14t)
 • Metro
3,733,580 (US: 15t)
 • CSA
4,459,677 (US: 13t)
Demonym(s)Seattleite
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
Aurie codes206
FIPS code53-63000
GNIS featur ID1512650[5]
Wabsteidwww.seattle.gov

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". Seattle.gov. 2015. Archived frae the oreeginal on September 30, 2015. 2015 population estimate for Seattle: 662,400 Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. "Zip Code Lookup". USPS. Archived frae the oreeginal on November 12, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. "Zip Code Lookup". USPS. Archived frae the oreeginal on November 12, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. "Seattle". Geographic Names Information System. Unitit States 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.