10 Interesting Seattle Facts

Thursday, June 4th 2015. | Cities

If you want to know the famous coastal seaport city, check Seattle Facts. Based on the data in 2014, the city is inhabited by 668,342 people. It is considered as the largest city in Pacific Northwest region of North America and State of Washington.  It also takes the record as the fastest growing city in United States in July 2014. Find out more interesting facts about Seattle below:

Seattle Facts 1: Seattle metropolitan area

There are around 3.6 million people who live in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is considered as the 15th largest metropolitan area.

Seattle Facts 2: the location of the city

Let’s find out the location of Seattle. It is around 160 kilometer or 100 miles south of Canada-US border. Seattle is also situated between Lake Washington and Puget Sound.

Seattle View

Seattle View

Seattle Facts 3: the largest port

The port in Seattle is very big. There is no need to wonder that it is included as a major trading system in Asia. In United States, it is included as the 8th largest port.  If you check Seattle based on the container handling, it is considered as the 9th largest one in North America.

Seattle Facts 4: the history of Seattle

The Native American people have occupied Seattle for more than 4,000 years before the settlement of European people.

Seattle Skyline

Seattle Skyline

Seattle Facts 5: the economy of the city

The economy of Seattle is great in 1910. Therefore, it was included as one of the 25 largest cities in United States. However, the economy of Seattle collapsed during the Great Depression.

Seattle Facts 6: the growth of the economy

The economy of Seattle grows after World War II.  It was party because of the establishment of local Boeing Company. It made this city as the aircraft manufacturing center.

Seattle Pictures

Seattle Pictures

Seattle Facts 7: technology

In 1980s, Seattle became the center of technology.  Several companies based in the city included in Microsoft, Amazon.com and T-Mobile US. Get facts about amazon here.

Seattle Facts 8: the population growth

In 1990 and 2000, the population of Seattle increased almost 50, 0000 due to the increase of economy.  The city became the center of internet, biotechnology and software companies.

Seattle Facts

Seattle Facts

Seattle Facts 9: jazz music

There were a lot of jazz nightclubs located in Seattle in 1918 till 1951. It could be found in Central District, Chinatown and Jackson Street.

Seattle Facts 10: the nickname

Seattle was called as Queen City in 1869 till 1982.  Today, it is called the Emerald City.



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