Tacoma, Washington

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Tacoma
City
City of Tacoma
Nickname(s): The City of Destiny
Location of Tacoma in
Pierce County and Washington State
Coordinates: 47°14′29″N 122°27′34″W / 47.24139°N 122.45944°W / 47.24139; -122.45944Coordinates: 47°14′29″N 122°27′34″W / 47.24139°N 122.45944°W / 47.24139; -122.45944
Country United States
State Washington
County Pierce
Government
 • Type Council-manager
Area
 • City 62.34 sq mi (161.46 km2)
 • Land 49.72 sq mi (128.77 km2)
 • Water 12.62 sq mi (32.69 km2)
Elevation 243 ft (74 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 198,397
 • Estimate (2011) 200,678
 • Density 3,990.3/sq mi (1,540.7/km2)
 • Metro 3,500,026
Demonym Tacoman (plural: Tacomans)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code 253
FIPS code 53-70000
GNIS feature ID 1512713[1]

Tacoma is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The city is on Washington's Puget Sound.

Tacoma was named after the nearby Mount Rainier. It was first called Mount Tahoma.

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