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Seattle, Washington
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City
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Aerial Lake Union June 2012.jpg Pike Place Market 1.jpg
Seattle Ferry.jpg
From top: view of Seattle from Queen Anne Hill, aerial view of Lake UnionPike Place Market, Seattle waterfront from Elliott Bay
Flag of Seattle, Washington
Flag
Official seal of Seattle, Washington
Seal
Nickname(s): The Emerald City, Jet City, Rain City
Motto(s): 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 
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Incorporated December 2, 1869
Named for Chief Seattle
Government
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Body Seattle City Council
 • Mayor Jenny Durkan
 • Deputy mayor Michael Fong and Shefali Ranganathan
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)[2]
 • City 608,660
 • Estimate (2017)[3] 713,700
 • Rank US: 18th
 • Density 8,398/sq mi (3,242/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
ZIP codes[4][5][show]
Area code 206
FIPS code 53-63000
GNIS feature ID 1512650[6]
Website Seattle.gov