Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest area of the United States. The city is also called the Emerald City for its abundant evergreen trees. With a population of over 579,000, Seattle has the highest percentage of graduates in the United States.
The city boasts of a Mediterranean climate. However, it is also typified as an oceanic climate owing to its cool summers. Summers range from warm to cool and are pleasant. Most of the precipitation is received as light drizzles with occasional downpours. Snow is a rare occurrence.
Seattle was founded in 1851 by Arthur A Denny. Initially known as Duwamps, it was finally named Seattle. It went through various boom and bust cycles but always rebuilt itself successfully. Five of the many Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Seattle.
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