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Seattle, chief city of the state of Washington, U.S., seat (1853) of King county, the largest metropolis of the Pacific Northwest, and one of the largest and most affluent urban centres in the United States as its shown in Seattle map. A major port of entry and an air and sea gateway to Asia and Alaska, Seattle lies alongside Puget Sound, a deep inland arm of the northern Pacific Ocean, and is at the centre of a conurbation that is defined roughly by Everett to the north, Bellevue to the east, and Tacoma to the south. Seattle has been a regional center for the performing arts for many years. The century-old Seattle Symphony Orchestra is among the world most recorded and performs primarily at Benaroya Hall.
Seattle city was settled on November 13, 1851, at what is now West Seattle. It was relocated the following year to a site across Elliott Bay near a Duwamish Indian village as its mentioned in Seattle map. It owes its name to the Native American leader Seattle, chief of the Duwamish, Suquamish, and other tribes of the Puget Sound area. Areas of great natural beauty, including the densely forested Olympic Peninsula and the Cascade Range, surround the city. Its urban centre, dominated by tall skyscrapers that overlook Elliott Bay and enhanced by the city abundant parks and neighbourhoods, also offers a handsome prospect.
Like other western cities in the United States, Seattle commands the resources of a broad hinterland, one that extends far east to the Great Plains of Montana. Linked by road, rail, ship, and air to global distribution networks, the city has grown to take on international economic importance, a development that owes much to Seattle’s role as one of the world leading centres for the manufacture of high technology and for Internet-based commerce. Inc. town, 1865; city, 1869. Area 83.9 square miles (217.3 square km) as you can see in Seattle map. Pop. (2000) 563,374; Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metro Division, 2,343,058; Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area, 3,043,878; (2010) 608,660; Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metro Division, 2,644,584; Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area, 3,439,809.
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Downtown is the central business district of Seattle, Washington. It is fairly compact compared with other city centers on the West Coast of the United States because of its geographical situation. It is hemmed in on the north and east by hills, on the west by Elliott Bay, and on the south by reclaimed land that was once tidal flats. It is bounded on the north by Denny Way, beyond which are Lower Queen Anne (sometimes known as "Uptown"), Seattle Center, and South Lake Union; on the east by Broadway Avenue, beyond which is Capitol Hill to the northeast and the Central District to the east; on the south by Dearborn Avenue, beyond which is Sodo; and on the west by Elliott Bay, which is part of Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) as you can see in Seattle downtown map.
Belltown, Denny Triangle, the retail district, the West Edge, the financial district, the government district, Pioneer Square, Chinatown, Japantown, Little Saigon, and the western flank of First Hill west of Broadway consist of downtown Seattle chief neighbourhoods as its shown in Seattle downtown map. Near the center of downtown is the Metropolitan Tract, owned by the University of Washington, the location of the university pre-1895 campus. Downtown is Seattle finance hub, its commercial maritime hub, its center of nightlife, and its center of shopping. (The downtown shopping mall Westlake Center is connected to Seattle Center by way of a monorail). With about 65,000 now living in Seattle core neighborhoods (in 2015), Downtown Seattle population is growing. Downtown saw a 10 percent increase in the number of occupied housing units and an 8 percent increase in population between 2010 and 2014, outpacing growth in the city as a whole.
Downtown Seattle Columbia Center has a greater number of floors than any other building west of the Mississippi River, at 76, though there are taller buildings in Texas and California by height as you can see in Seattle downtown map. (Smith Tower, in the older section of downtown called Pioneer Square, once held the title of tallest American building west of the Mississippi). Other notable buildings are the Washington Mutual Tower, Two Union Square, Nordstrom flagship store, Benaroya Hall, the Seattle Central Library designed by Rem Koolhaas, and the main building of the Seattle Art Museum (built 1991, expanded 2007), the main facade of which was designed by Robert Venturi. Downtown parks include Westlake Park, Freeway Park, and Victor Steinbrueck Park. The Olympic Sculpture Park was completed on the Belltown waterfront in January 2007. The area is also home to the landmark Pike Place Market, the oldest continually-operating farmer market in the United States and the core of activity in the area.
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Seattle (Listeni/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the USA and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America as its mentioned in Seattle Washington - USA map. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015.
With a land area of 83.9 square miles (217.3 km²), Seattle is the northernmost city with at least 500,000 people in the USA, farther north than Canadian cities such as Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, at about the same latitude as Salzburg, Austria as its shown in Seattle Washington - USA map. The Seattle-Tacoma area is also home to one of the largest Cambodian communities in the United States, numbering about 19,000 Cambodian Americans, and one of the largest Samoan communities in the mainland U.S., with over 15,000 people having Samoan ancestry. Additionally, the Seattle area had the highest percentage of self-identified mixed-race people of any large metropolitan area in the United States, according to the 2000 United States Census Bureau. According to a 2012 HistoryLink study, Seattle 98118 ZIP code (in the Columbia City neighborhood) was one of the most diverse ZIP Code Tabulation Areas in the USA.
A distinctive component of Seattle daily life and popular culture is its relationship with coffee and coffeehouses. Seattle has the highest per capita coffee consumption in the USA, and Seattleites love of specialty coffee has enabled hundreds of independent shops to thrive in the city that also produced the retail chains Starbucks and Tully as you can see in Seattle Washington - USA map. It has been theorized that the city cloudy, drizzly climate gave the perfect impetus for coffee unusual degree of popularity; caffeinated drinks consumed in cozy shops and restaurants provide great balm as well as shelter from the dampness.
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International trade is the most dynamic sector of the state and city economy, symbolized by the construction of the World Trade Center Seattle complex. Linked by road, rail, ship, and air to global distribution networks, the city has grown to take on international economic importance, a development that owes much to Seattle role as one of the world leading centres for the manufacture of high technology and for Internet-based commerce as its mentioned in Seattle on world map. The Seattle metropolitan area rank among the world urban areas. Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, among the busiest locks in the world, furnish diversion for navigation enthusiasts as scores of large and small vessels are transferred daily between salt and fresh water.
Seattle was formerly the headquarters for the Boeing Company, the world largest manufacturer of commercial aircraft and among the largest exporters in the country in the second half of the 20th century (see Seattle on world map). Although Boeing relocated to Chicago in 2001, much of the company airplane production is still based in Seattle. Founded in 1916 as a military-aircraft manufacturer, Boeing produces commercial jetliners as well as a range of military and space-exploration craft. The largest manufacturer in the Seattle area is the Microsoft Corporation, the world largest maker of computer operating systems and applications such as word-processing and spreadsheet programs. Although it has offices throughout the world, Microsoft does most of its research and product development at its corporate headquarters in suburban Redmond. Its presence has attracted many software firms to the Seattle area and spurred much infrastructure development, including the construction of reliable broadband fibre-optic networks.
The bridge that connects Seattle and Medina across Lake Washington is the world longest floating bridge. It is officially the The Governor Albert D. Rosellini Bridge at Evergreen Point. When you travel on I-90 from Seattle to Mercer Island, you travel on the world first floating bridge, built in 1950. Seattle is home to the world first gas station, opened on East Marginal Way in 1907 as its mentioned in Seattle on world map. Seattle is the birthplace of Starbucks, the world largest coffee chain. You can buy a unique mug (if you collect them) at the original Starbucks in Pike Place Market, first opened in 1971.