Founded in 1869, the City of Seattle is located in the State of Washington on Puget Sound, 113 miles (182 km) from the U.S.-Canadian border. Seattle is a commercial, cultural and advanced technology hub of the U.S. Pacific Northwest and a major port city for trans-Pacific and European trade. Surrounded by mountains and water, the greater Seattle area features picture-perfect views and abundant recreational opportunities year-round.
Latitude: 47° 39' North Longitude: 122° 17' West
Land Area: 84 sq mi (217 sq km)
Population 2000: 563,374 •2013 population 626,600 Population density: 6,736 people per sq mi (2,600 per sq km)
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