|City of Seattle|
|Nickname(s): The Emerald City|
|Incorporated||December 2, 1869|
|• Mayor||Greg Nickels|
|• City||142.5 sq mi (369.2 km2)|
|• Land||83.87 sq mi (217.2 km2)|
|• Water||58.67 sq mi (152.0 km2)|
|• Metro||8,186 sq mi (21,202 km2)|
|Elevation||0-520 ft (0-158 m)|
|Population (July 1, 2006)|
|• Density||6,901/sq mi (2,665/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
Seattle is the largest city in the U.S. state of Washington. It is the home of the Space Needle and a monorail, both of which were built for the 1962 World's Fair. It is also the American headquarters of Starbucks coffee, Amazon.com and Nordstrom. In the 1980s and 1990s, grunge music artists like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and others from the city became popular. It is also the setting of the TV shows Here Come the Brides, Frasier, and Grey's Anatomy.
Seattle has many sports teams, including the Seattle Mariners (baseball), the Seattle Seahawks (American football), the Sounders FC (soccer), and the Seattle Storm (women's basketball) . Seattle has a lot of water around it, with Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean to the west and Lake Washington to the east. About 600,000 people live in the city. More than 3,000,000 (3 million) people live in the city or near it.
The University of Washington is in Seattle.
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