City in west central Washington State, USA. It has a population of 516,259 (1990). The most populous city in the state. Seattle is located between Puget Sound and Lake Washington.
Seattle is built on a series of hills and is noted for its fine scenery.
Lake Union, Lake Washington, and Green Lake lie within the city limits. The mountains of Olympic National Park rise to the west, and the Cascade Range is to the east.
Commercial and manufacturing establishments occupy sites along the coast of Elliott Bay and in the south along the Duwamish River. Residential districts crown the city's hills. Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square, both restored shopping areas, are located in downtown Seattle. In the west central part of the city is the Seattle Center, site of the Space Needle (185 m/607 ft high), which has a revolving restaurant and observation deck providing panoramic views of the area. A monorail train connects Seattle Center with the downtown area.
Companies based in Seattle: amazon.com - bigtimebrewery.com - ebay.com - microsoft
Near Seattle you can find a huge aircraft manufacturing plant of the Boeing Corporation (shares). The Boeing company website.
Boeing 737 family: 737-300, 737-400, 737-500, 737-600, 737-700, 737-700ER, 737-800, 737-900, 737-900ER
Boeing 747 family: 747-100, 747-200, 747SP, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400ER, 747-800
Boeing 757 family: 757-200, 757-300
Boeing 767 family: 767-200, 767-200ER, 767-300, 767-300ER, 767-400ER
Boeing 777 family: 777-200, 777-200ER, 777-300, 777-300ER, 777-200LR
Boeing 787 family: 787-800, 787-900
Seattle is an important Pacific Coast seaport and a center of commerce and manufacturing. Among the manufactures of the metropolitan area are aircraft and aerospace items, computer software, and biotechnology-related items.
Major cities near Seattle:
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