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Seattle

Seattle, Washington
Lushootseed: dᶻidᶻəlal̓ič
City
Downtown Seattle from Queen Anne Hill, with Mount Rainier on the right
Downtown Seattle from Queen Anne Hill, with Mount Rainier on the right
Flag of Seattle, Washington
Flag
Official seal of Seattle, Washington
Seal
Etymology: Chief Si'ahl
Nickname(s): The Emerald City / The Jet City / Rain City
Motto: The City of Flowers / The City of Goodwill
Location of Seattle in King County and Washington
Location of Seattle in King County and Washington
Seattle is located in the US
Seattle
Seattle
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 47°36′35″N 122°19′59″W / 47.60972°N 122.33306°W / 47.60972; -122.33306Coordinates: 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
Incorporated December 2, 1869
Government
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Body Seattle City Council
 • Mayor Ed Murray
 • Deputy mayor Hyeok Kim and Kate Joncas
Area
 • 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)
Highest elevation 520 ft (158 m)
Lowest elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 608,660
 • Estimate (2015) 684,451
 • Rank US: 18th
 • Density 8,161/sq mi (3,151/km2)
 • Urban 3,059,393 (US: 14th)
 • Metro 3,733,580 (US: 15th)
 • CSA 4,459,677 (US: 13th)
Demonym(s) Seattleite
Time zone PST (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP codes
Area code 206
FIPS code 53-63000
GNIS feature ID 1512650
Website Seattle.gov
Seattle
Climate chart ()
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