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Seattle is one of the largest cities in the Pacific Northwest and the state of Washington. It is also a major city in neighboring United States. Seattle has a major seaport located on the narrow isthmus among an arm of the Pacific Ocean and south of the Canada - United States border. The city is a heart of the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan statistical area and the 15th major metropolitan area in the United States, and the largest in the northwestern United States. Seattle is home to major economic, cultural and educational center in the region. The Seattle has Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, it is a major entrance for trade with Asia and cruises to Alaska, it is operated by Port of Seattle it is a major port in the United States. The city had 1981 to 1951 amazing jazz history. Seattle has status for heavy coffee utilization. These coffee companies are established or based in Seattle include Starbucks, Seattle's Best Coffee, and Tully's. There are also many victorious independent artisanal espresso roasters and cafes. Seattle has constantly rank for researches at Central Connecticut State University and Seattle and Minneapolis as the two most educated cities among America's largest cities and it is one of the most car-congested cities in the United States. Seattle efforts to encourage compacted growth and transportation choices are permanent policy issues. Now the Seattle transportation system is largely with a general network of bus routes for those living near the city center, and the city's external development caused automobiles to become the main mode of transportation for much of the population in the middle to late 20th century. Seattle is also referred to unofficially as the "Gateway to Alaska", "Rain City", and "Jet City", the last from the local power of Boeing. Seattle inhabitants are known as Seattleites. Seattle's present official nickname is the "Emerald City".
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Seattle Area Recreation, Culture and Attractions
Seattle is home to a provincial center for the performing arts for many years. Once upon a time Seattle Symphony Orchestra is among the world's most recorded and performs primarily at Benaroya Hall. The city also boasts lauded summer and winter chamber music festivals conducted by the Seattle Chamber Music Society. Seattle is measured the home of grunge music because it was home to artists such as Soundgarden, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Mudhoney, all of whom touched vast audiences in the early 1990s. The city as well has movie houses viewing both Hollywood productions and works by independent filmmakers. Seattle is home to many tourist attractions. And also the city conducted the Seattle's projecting yearly fairs and festivals are the 24-day Seattle International Film Festival, Northwest Folklife over the Memorial Day weekend, numerous Seafair events over July and August the Bite of Seattle, one of the largest Gay Pride festivals in the United States, and the art and music festival Bumbershoot, which programs music as well as other art and performing over the Labor Day weekend. The city professional sports are started on 20th century. Seattle has three major professional teams. They are The National Football League's Seattle Seahawks, Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners, and Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders FC.

Seattle Area Demographics
Seattle total population - 563,374
Seattle Male population - 280973
Seattle Female population - 282401
Seattle White population - 394889
Seattle Black or African American population - 47541
Seattle American Indian and Alaska Native population - 5659
Seattle Asian population - 73910
Seattle Asian indian population - 2843
Seattle Chinese population - 19415
Seattle Filipino population - 15867
Seattle Japanese population - 8979
Seattle Korean population - 4863
Seattle Vietnamese population - 11943
Seattle Other Asian population - 10000
Seattle Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population - 2804
Seattle Native Hawaiian population - 409
Seattle Guamanian or Chamorro population - 364
Seattle Samoan population - 1391
Seattle Other Pacific Islander population - 640
Seattle Some other race population - 13423
Seattle Two or more races population - 25148

Seattle Area Education
Education is important part of Seattle. Mainly due to the high attention of technology, engineering, and other jobs that require advanced degrees. Seattle Public Schools desegregated devoid of a court order but continue to struggle to achieve racial balance in a somewhat ethnically divided city. Now the city's national tie-breaking system was struck down by the United States Supreme Court, however the ruling left the door open for integration formulae based on other indicators. The public school system is supplemented by a reasonable number of private schools, five of the private high schools are Catholic, one is Lutheran, and six are secular. Seattle has United States's most respected public research universities. Seattle also has a number of smaller private universities as well as Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University, both founded by religious groups; universities aimed at the working adult, like City University and Antioch University; colleges, such as North Seattle Community College, Seattle Central Community College, and South Seattle Community College; and a number of arts colleges, such as Cornish College of the Arts and The Art Institute of Seattle. In addition to the observable institutions of education, there are major adult literacy programs and substantial homeschooling.

Seattle Area Symbol
Seattle City Bird - Great Blue Heron
Seattle City Flag - City of Goodwill
Seattle City flower - dahlia
Seattle City Motto - The City of Goodwill
Seattle City Seal - CITY OF SEATTLE
Seattle City Song - Seattle the Peerless City

Seattle Area Flag

image of Seattle Area flag

Seattle Area History
In the year of 1851 the white settlers came to the Seattle area founding a town site they were first called New York, and then, adding a word from the Chinook jargon meaning "by-and-by," New York-Alki. After short distance through Elliott Bay to what is now the historic Pioneer Square district, where a safe deep-waterfront was available. Now this village was named Seattle, memorial a Duwamish Indian leader named Sealth who had supported the settlers. The city economic support was Henry Yesler's lumber mill at the foot of Mill Street built in 1853. Now it is called Yesler Way. In the winter season of 1856 a brief Indian war intermittent the town's improvement. But when the Territorial legislature combined Seattle in 1869, there were more than 2,000 occupants. For the period of 1870s were fairly quiet, in spite of the finding of coal near Lake Washington, and the subsequent development of another extractive industry whose product also found its way to San Francisco. At the same period Northern Pacific Railway Company declared that its transcontinental railroad western terminus would be at Tacoma, some forty miles south of Seattle. Interest for Seattle was little reduced by the fire. In fact, it if the opportunity for extensive municipal improvements, including widened and regarded streets, a professional fire department, reconstructed wharves, and municipal water works. The 1890s were not so wealthy, even with the arrival of another transcontinental railroad, the Great Northern, in 1893. The city's population became gradually spread. Now the city population is 240,000, the city declared its successes by sponsoring an international fair in 1909. In the World War I the city found the shipbuilding industry it is turned out 20 percent of the nation's wartime ship tonnage. Seattle also had a status for a boom-and-bust economy, and the twenties transported depressed environments in shipbuilding and the lumber trade. Seattle has always showed a spirit of optimism, enterprise, and self-promotion. Now the city is gratified of its arts and cultural institutions, the many live theaters, and the downtown art museum.

Seattle Area Tourism
Seattle is home to many tourist attractions. And also the city conducted the Seattle's projecting yearly fairs and festivals are the 24-day Seattle International Film Festival, Northwest Folklife over the Memorial Day weekend, numerous Seafair events through July and August the Bite of Seattle, one of the largest Gay Pride festivals in the United States, and the art and music festival Bumbershoot, which programs music as well as other art and performing over the Labor Day weekend. Seattle other important events embrace several Native American pow-wows, a Greek Festival presented by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Montlake, and numerous ethnic festivals. Other attractive location is Seattle Center it is situated on a low hill a little north of downtown. Seattle Center is home to the Pacific Science Center, the Children's Museum, The Seattle Repertory Theater, The Seattle Opera, Intiman Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Seattle Children's Theater, Experience Music Project and Key Arena. It also covers an amusement park, a video arcade, plus many shops, restaurants and fast food establishments. There are plenty of changes here. Seattle has many tourism attractions including parks, museums, hills and river garages.

Seattle Area Transportation
In the Settle first streetcars performed in 1889 and were involved in the making of a fairly sharp downtown and strong neighborhoods at the end of their lines. Seattle has virtually all other cities in western North America, transportation dominated by automobiles; though Seattle is just old sufficient that the city's layout reflects the age when railways and streetcars dominated. Tacoma-Seattle railway service ended in 1929 and the Everett-Seattle service came to an end in 1939, changed by reasonable automobiles running on the recently established highway system. In 1870s Northern Pacific Railway Company declared that its transcontinental railroad western terminus would be at Tacoma, some forty miles south of Seattle. King County Metro offers regular stop bus service within the city and nearby county, as well as a streetcar line among the South Lake Union neighborhood and Westlake Center in downtown. Water transportation is the important transportation in North American cities. Washington State Ferries, the biggest ferry system in the United States and the third largest in the world, it is controlled a passenger-only ferry from Colman Dock in Downtown to Vashon Island, car ferries from Colman Dock to Bainbridge Island and to Bremerton, and a car ferry from West Seattle to Vashon Island to Southworth. Seattle has Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, locally known as Sea-Tac Airport and situated just south in the neighboring city of SeaTac, it is managed by the Port of Seattle and offers commercial air service to destinations through the world.

Seattle Area Taxes
Seattle admission tax rate is 5%.
Seattle sales tax 8.8%

Seattle Area Universities
Seattle Pacific University,Seattle,washington,United States-4,000 Students
Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, United States of America - 7,751 Students
City University of Seattle, Bellevue, Washington, United States - 7639 Students
Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington, United States - 927 Students
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, U.S. - 42,907 Students
Academy of Art University, Seattle, California, United States - 17,500+ Students
Alliant International University, Fresno,CA, US - 5125 Students
DeVry University, Downers Grove, Illinois, United States - 90,000+ Students
Golden Gate University, Seattle, California, United States - 5,300 Students
University of Seattle, Seattle, California, United States - 8,772 Students
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA - 3977 Students

Seattle Area Libraries
Seattle Central Library
Friends of The Seattle Public Library

Seattle Area Tourist Attractions
Museum of Flight - Seattle, Washington - An Interactive Air and Space Experience
Northgate Mall - Seattle, Washington - Shopping Center Located Just North of Downtown Seattle
Crescent Lake, Olympic National Park - Seattle, Washington - Large and Beautiful Lake with Name to Match its Shape
Jimi Hendrix Grave, Seattle, Washington: His Birthplace and Final Resting Place
Key Arena Seattle, Washington
Six Flags - Seattle, Washington - Wild Waves Amusement Park Previously Owned by Six Flags
Capitol Hill Neighborhood - Seattle, Washington - Seattle's Alternative Neighborhood and Popular Retail Destination
Seattle Center Monorail - Seattle, Washington - Convenient and Reasonably Priced Modern Train Travel in the City
Belltown Neighborhood - Seattle, Washington - Transformed District on the City's Downtown Waterfront
University Village Mall - Seattle, Washington - Family-Friendly Outdoor Mall with Convenience and Fun
Waterfall Garden Park - Seattle, Washington - Shady Park with Waterfall to Curb the Noise of the City
Pacific Place Mall - Seattle, Washington - Seattle's Upscale Shopping Mall Experience with Plenty to Eat
Wing Luke Asian Museum - Seattle, Washington - Museum Dedicated to the Asian Pacific American Culture
Theo Chocolate - Seattle, Washington - Chocolate Factory in the heart of the Emerald City
Original Starbucks - Seattle, Washington - The Birthplace of the Original Starbucks Coffee Shop
Grand Hyatt - Seattle, Washington - Modern Luxury Hotel with Inspiring Views of the City
University District - Seattle, Washington - The Most Diverse and Locally Loved Neighborhood in Seattle
Chinatown International District - Seattle, Washington - A Diverse Neighborhood with the Best Asian Market in the City
Bank of America Tower - Seattle, Washington - Columbia Center Offers Amazing Observation Deck and Architecture
Gas Works Park - Seattle, Washington - Industrial Archeology and Design in the form of a Park like Setting
Ummelina Day Spa - Seattle, Washington - A Unique Journey into Pampering Paradise and Masterful Massage Therapy
Washington State Convention and Trade Center - Seattle, Washington - Seattle's Convention Center in Prime Location
Smith Tower - Seattle, Washington - The Oldest Skyscraper in the City and Designated Landmark
The Children's Museum - Seattle, Washington - Kid Pleasing Entertainment with a Wealth of Education
Snoqualmie Summit Ski Area - Seattle, Washington - Northwest Tradition of Skiing, Snowboarding, and Outdoor Winter Fun
Museum of History and Industry - Seattle, Washington - Displaying the History of Seattle since the 1800s
Hotel Monaco - Seattle, Washington - Colorful Boutique Hotel in the Heart of the Emerald City
Discovery Park - Seattle, Washington - The Largest Park in Greater Seattle
Westlake Center Mall - Seattle, Washington - Shopping Hub of the Emerald City
Golden Gardens Park - Seattle, Washington - Park like Setting and Beachfront Location
Ballard District - Seattle, Washington - Bringing the Heart of Scandinavia to the Northwest
Seattle Art Museum - Seattle, Washington - Emerald City's Newest Addition to Contemporary Art and Design
Seattle Center - Seattle, Washington - Cultural Hub and Gathering Place for the People of Seattle
Pioneer Square - Seattle, Washington - Historic District in the Heart of the City
Alki Beach - Seattle, Washington - Popular Beach Park Offering Everything Outdoors
Experience Music Project Museum - Seattle, Washington - Dedicated to the Exploration and Innovation of Popular Music
Nordic Heritage Museum - Seattle, Washington - The Heart of the Scandinavian Community
Hotel 1000 - Seattle, Washington - Luxury Seattle Hotel Just Minutes from Waterfront and Pike Place Market
Green Lake - Seattle, Washington - A Great Place to Fish, but Hold Off on Swimming
Seattle Public Library Building - Seattle, Washington - An Expansive Library in the Heart of the City
Fremont Neighborhood - Seattle, Washington - A Unique District Offering Anything Organic and Bohemian
Elliott Bay Book Company - Seattle, Washington - The Hotspot for Seattle's Literary Scene
Space Needle - Seattle, Washington - A Bird's Eye View and Rotating Restaurant at 500 Feet
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks - Seattle, Washington - Providing Links for Boats and Salmon between Saltwater and Freshwater
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park - Seattle, Washington - Commemorating the Klondike Gold Rush
Washington Park Arboretum - Seattle, Washington -An Urban Green Space Along the Shores of Lake Washington
Pacific Science Center - Seattle, Washington - Engaging Diverse Communities through Interactive Science and Technology
Washington State Ferries - Seattle, Washington - One of the Largest Fleets in the World
Alexis Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Luxury Hotel in a Grand Historic Building
Pike Place Market - Seattle, Washington - Fish Throwing and Fine Food in the Heart of Seattle
Marriott Waterfront - Seattle, Washington - A Waterfront Hotel with Views of Elliott Bay and the Space Needle
Pan Pacific - Seattle, Washington -Modern Upscale Hotel with Nearby Shopping at 2200 Westlake
W Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Pure Luxury Hotel in the Heart of Seattle's Retail and Financial District
Hotel Vintage Park - a Kimpton Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Luxury Lodging that Celebrates the World of Wine in the Northwest
Inn at the Market - Seattle, Washington - Fine Hotel located in the Heart of Pike Place Market
MarQueen Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Boutique Hotel Located on the Tallest Hill in Queen Anne with Views to Kill
The Paramount Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Downtown Area Hotel in the Best of Locations
The Westin - Seattle, Washington - Spacious Suites in Prime Downtown Location
Renaissance Seattle Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Luxury Hotel Conveniently Located Near Airport and Major Freeways
Four Seasons Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Luxurious Hotel in the Heart of Downtown
Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue - Seattle, Washington - Luxury Hotel with Executive Suites for VIPs and Families Alike
Hotel Max - Seattle, Washington - Comfortable Modern Lodging Full of Art and Color in the Heart of Seattle
Sheraton Seattle Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Convenient Locale in the Heart of the Business and Financial District
Hotel Andra - Seattle, Washington - Fully Equipped Hotel Ready for Business and Private Parties in the Heart of Seattle
Mayflower Park Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Queen Anne Style in the Heart of the Emerald City
Arctic Club Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Comfortable Doubletree Hotel located in the heart of Seattle's Financial District
Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union - Seattle, Washington - Conveniently Located Hotel in Downtown Seattle
SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown - Perfect Hotel for Business Events and Wedding Receptions
Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium - Seattle, Washington - Sporting Location and Minutes from Downtown
Warwick Seattle Hotel - Seattle, Washington - The Most Convenient Location in the City with Shopping, Attractions, and Fine Dining Nearby
The Sorrento Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Emerald City's Longest Running Boutique Hotel
Roosevelt Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Hotel Rooms and Suites to Meet Every Type of Traveler
Homewood Suites Seattle-Downtown - Seattle, Washington - Conveniently Located Hotel in the Heart of Seattle's Downtown Tourist Attractions
Inn at El Gaucho - Seattle, Washington - Retro Fifties Style Hotel in the Heart of Belltown
Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown Area - Seattle, Washington - A Lavish Hotel Located in the Heart of Seattle's Downtown District
Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown - Seattle, Washington - Conveniently Located Hotel in the Heart of Queen Anne
Silver Cloud Hotel - Broadway - Seattle, Washington - Conveniently Located Hotel Situated in the Hip Capitol Hill Seattle Neighborhood
Hotel Deca - Seattle, Washington - Art Deco Hotel in the Heart of University District Seattle
Comfort Suites Downtown / Seattle Center - Seattle, Washington - Seattle Hotel within Walking Distance to All Major Seattle Tourist Attractions
Silver Cloud Inn - Lake Union, Seattle, Washington - Seattle Hotel located on the Southern Tip of Lake Union and Just Minutes From Downtown Seattle
Moore Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Affordable Historic Hotel in the Heart of Seattle's Pike Place Market
Edgewater Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Luxury Waterfront Hotel with Views of the City and Bay
Watertown Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Lodging Hub for Cruises and Minutes from Top Tourist Attractions
Columbia Park - Kennewick, Washington - One of the Largest Parks in the Area Surrounded by the Columbia River
Radisson Hotel Gateway Seattle - Tacoma Airport - Seattle, Washington - The Closest Full Service Hotel to Seattle Tacoma International Airport
La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown - Seattle, Washington - Downtown Hotel within Walking Distance to Most Seattle Area Attractions
Mediterranean Inn - Seattle, Washington - Newer Seattle Hotel in the Heart of Downtown
Ramada Inn Downtown Seattle - Seattle, Washington - Conveniently Located Hotel in the Heart of the Downtown Corridor and Pike Place Market
Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport - Seattle, Washington - Full Service Hotel that Sits Next to the Seattle International Airport
Sixth Avenue Inn - Seattle, Washington - Downtown Seattle Hotel that is All about Location and Convenience
Executive Hotel Pacific - Seattle, Washington - Upgraded Hotel that is Anything but Standard
Ace Hotel - Seattle, Washington - Smaller Loft Style Hotel in the heart of the Trendy Bell Town Neighborhood
The Fairmont Olympic Seattle - Seattle, Washington - Ideally Located Luxury Hotel in the Heart of Seattle
University Inn - Seattle, Washington - Convenient Hotel Lodging near the University of Washington and Seattle's Fine Dining
Travelodge Seattle by the Space Needle - Seattle, Washington - Great Location in the Heart of the City Surrounded by Outdoor Adventure
Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport - Seattle, Washington - Convenient Airport Location Hotel with All the Amenities of Home
Inn at Queen Anne - Seattle, Washington - A Historic Seattle Hotel with Charm and Urban Amenities
Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park - A Park that Truly Lives Up to Its Name Due to In climate Weather
Hoh Rain Forest, Olympic National Park - A Temperate Rainforest Full of Lush Scenery and Enchanting Trails
Shi Shi Beach, Olympic National Park - One of the Most Beautiful Seascapes and Beaches in the Nation, with Trails that Abound
Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park - A Great Beach Location with Many Camping Restrictions
Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park - One of the Most Diverse Park's in the Nation Full of Scenery and Fog
Quinault Rain Forest, Olympic National Park - Seattle, Washington - Temperate Rain Forest Located in the Great Northwest
Qwest Field - Seattle, Washington - Home of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks
Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington
Seattle Aquarium - Seattle, Washington- small public aquarium
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - Seattle WA - Seattle Airport Flights
Woodland Park Zoo - Seattle, Washington - mid-size public zoo on 92 acres

Seattle Area Religions
Seattle Catholic Church Population is 43%
Seattle LDS (Mormon) Church population is 6%
Seattle Evangelical Lutheran Church in America population is 5%
Seattle Other population is 45%

Seattle Area Government
Seattle has Mayor-Council form of government is a charter city in Washington State since 1911. The City's nine city councilors have been elected at large, rather than by geographic subdivisions. In the city's only additional elected offices are the city attorney and Municipal Court judges. The city politics are powerfully liberal progressive, though there is a small democratic movement within the metro area. Seattle is one of the most modest cities in the United States, with just about 80% voting for the Democratic Party; only two precincts in Seattle is one in the Broadmoor community. The city is one of the mainly politically progressive cities in North America, with an irresistible common of voters sustaining Democratic politicians. Seattle is part of the Washington's 7th congressional region, represented by Democrat Jim McDermott, voted in 1988 and one of Congress' most moderate members.

Seattle Area Economy
The city of Seattle economy is motivated by a mix of older industrial companies and the new economy motivated by Internet and technology companies, service, design and clean technology companies. Although Seattle has in the past been largely reliant on the aerospace industry the city's varied economy is also depending on the manufacture of transportation equipment and forest products as well as food processing and advanced technology in computer software, biotechnology, electronics, medical equipment, and environmental engineering. Seattle has reserved a moderately strong economy and leftovers a hotbed for start-up businesses, particularly in green building and clean technologies. The Port of Seattle, the second biggest trainer of container cargo in the country, provides a direct connection to the Orient and serves as a major link in trade with markets in Alaska, on the Gulf of Mexico, and on the Atlantic Coast. Alaska Airlines is operating a hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, maintained by the headquarters in the city of SeaTac, next to the airport. It is play a main role for the city economy.

Seattle Area Geography
Seattle is one the largest city in the state of Washington, United States. It is situated among Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east. It is also a major city in neighboring United States. Seattle has a major seaport located on the narrow isthmus among an arm of the Pacific Ocean and south of the Canada - United States border. The sea, rivers, forests, lakes, and fields nearby Seattle were once rich sufficient to support one of the world's few inactive hunter-gatherer societies. The city center has a lot of the hilliest areas with Capitol Hill, First Hill, and Beacon Hill collectively constituting amazing of a ridge along an isthmus between Elliott Bay and Lake Washington. And it had the break in the ridge among First Hill and Beacon Hill is man-made, the result of two of the many regrading projects that redesigned the topography of the city center. The city has humid climate with fairly mild, wet winters and mild, dry summers. The county is mostly denied Pacific storms by the Olympic Mountains and Arctic air by the Cascade Range. User Comments

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Public Art in Seattle
The public art program in Seattle ensures that 1% of eligible city capital improvement project funds be dedicated to the commission, purchase and installation of artworks throughout Seattle. The artwork is commissioned and acquired through a panel of professional visual artists as well as community and city representatives who choose the artists works. The collection to date contains more than 350 permanent installments and 2,600 portable pieces.
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