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Duwamish tribe's Chief Seattle
City of Seattle
Seattle during the day
Seattle during the day
Nickname(s): The Emerald City
Coordinates: Coordinates: 47°36′35″N 122°19′59″W / 47.60972°N 122.33306°W / 47.60972; -122.33306
Country United States
State Washington
County King County
Incorporated December 2, 1869
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Mayor Ed Murray
 • 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)
 • City 582,174
 • Density 6,901/sq mi (2,665/km2)
 • Metro 3,263,497
Demonym(s) Seattleite
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 206
The Space Needle

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, 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.

Seattle is home to many colleges and universities. The most notable of these are, University of Washington, and Seattle University.

Seattle has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Csb in the Koeppen climate classification).

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