What is Seattle?

  • (noun): A major port of entry and the largest city in Washington; located in west central Washington on the protected waters of Puget Sound with the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Ranier visible to the south and east; an aerospace and computer center; site of the University of Washington.


Seattle ( see-AT-əl or ) is a major coastal seaport and the seat of King County, in the U.S. state of Washington. With 620,778 residents as estimated in 2011, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America and the largest city on the West Coast north of San Francisco. The Seattle metropolitan area of over 3.5 million inhabitants is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city is situated on a narrow isthmus between Puget Sound (an arm of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border, but further north than Toronto. Seattle has the second-highest percentage of gay, lesbian, or bisexual residents among major U.S. cities.

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J. P. Losman - Professional Career - Seattle Seahawks
... On May 18, 2010, Losman signed with the Seattle Seahawks ... On November 10, 2010, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reported via Sirius Radio that the Seahawks had signed Losman again ...
Kevin Kling
... Minneapolis.” His one-man show “Home and Away” premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre and then moved to Second State Theatre (NYC) under the direction of ... As of 2009, Kling and Perrin are in Seattle performing their second collaborative work "Breakin' Hearts and Takin' Names" ...
Education In Seattle
... Education in Seattle is an important part of many Seattleite's lives, particularly due to the high concentration of technology, engineering, and other jobs ... In fact, the United States Census Bureau surveys indicate that Seattle has one of the highest rates of college graduates among major U.S ... Seattle is also the most literate city in the United States based on a study done by Central Connecticut State University ...
Gas Works Park - Overview
... A Web site affiliated with The Seattle Times newspaper says, "Gas Works Park is easily the strangest park in Seattle, and may rank among the strangest in the world." Gas Works Park also features an artificial ... of "Peace Concerts." These concerts are now shared out among several Seattle parks ... park also has for many years hosted one of Seattle's two major Fourth of July fireworks events in 2009 it was the sole such event ...
Seattle Pacific University
... Seattle Pacific University (SPU) is a Christian university of the liberal arts, sciences and professions, located on the north slope of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, Washington, USA ... by the Oregon and Washington Conference of the Free Methodist Church as the Seattle Seminary ... It became the Seattle Seminary and College in 1913, changed names again to Seattle Pacific College in 1915, and took its present name in 1977 ...

Famous quotes containing the word seattle:

    If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people—including me—would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
    Hunter S. Thompson (b. 1939)

    The air is precious to the red man, for all things share the same breath—the beast, the tree, the man, they all share the same breath. The white man does not seem to notice the air he breathes. Like a man dying for many days, he is numb to the stench.
    —Attributed to Seattle (c. 1784–1866)

    I once heard of a murderer who propped his two victims up against a chess board in sporting attitudes and was able to get as far as Seattle before his crime was discovered.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)