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Founded in 1869, the City of Seattle has become a center for commerce, culture, science and innovation in the Pacific Northwest region. Seattle lies 113 miles (182 km) south of the U.S.-Canadian border and serves as a hub for travel and transportation to Alaska, Pacific Asia, Europe and the Salish Sea region (inland marine waters of Washington State and British Columbia). Surrounded by mountains and water, the Seattle area features picture-perfect views, a mild climate and abundant recreational opportunities year-round.

Latitude: 47º 39' North
Longitude: 122º 17' West

City Profile

Land Area:
84 sq mi
(217 sq km)

(As of April 1, 2010)

Population density:
7,286 people per sq mi
(2,821 per sq km)

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