Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest. It was founded in the 1850s and was named after the Chief of Seattle. The official alias for Seattle is the Emerald City, which is located in King County between Puget Sound, Washington State, and Lake Washington, about 174 kilometers from the Canada-US border. Seattle is also the county seat of King County. Seattle is the largest city in Washington State.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Seattle covers an area of 369.2 square kilometers, of which 217.2 square kilometers are land and 152 square kilometers are water. In other words, 41.16% of the area is the water surface. Its own population is estimated at 569,101, and the total population of the entire metropolitan area is about 3.7 million.
Seattle is considered the birthplace of junk music. It is also the birthplace of slick rock, and Seattleites are also known for their huge coffee consumption. Starbucks, Seattle Best Coffee and Tully Coffee were established here. Similarly, Seattle is home to many star companies on the West Coast. Both Microsoft and Nintendo America are located in the city.
In 1995, Seattle was named "Best Place to Live in the United States" by Currency Magazine, and "Best Living and Working City" by Fortune Magazine in 1996. In 1998, it was recognized as the city with the highest quality of life in the United States. Seattle is also a traditional convention and tourism center.