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The Seattle Metropolitan Area

Is located on Puget Sound of Washington State

King County is the Seattle Metro Area

 

 

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Greater Seattle

Seattle is an amazing city located in an unique spot on this earth.Actually, on this page we are talking about the Greater Seattle Area which consists of24 cities as far north as Shoreline (10 mi. north of downtown Seattle) to as far south of Seattle as Des Moines, Kent,and Auburn, areas nearly to Tacoma which is about 20 miles south of downtown Seattle.The western boundary of the Greater Seattle Area is the Puget Sound shoreline which runs right along Map of Greater SeattleSeattle and the eastern boundary is the summit of the Cascade Mountains which includes the cities of Issaquah, North Bend, and Snoqualmie Pass which is 50 miles east of Seattle

 

Where is the Greater Seattle Metropolitan Area?

Greater Seattle is actually King County, in Washington State in which the cities of: Shoreline, Kenmore, Bothell,Woodinville, Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, Seattle, Mercer Island, Issaquah, North Bend, Renton, Tukwila, Burien, SeaTac, Des Moines, Kent, Federal Way, Auburn, and Puyallup,Washington reside.The countyís west boundary is Puget Sound and its east boundary is the divide of the Cascade Mountains.It is located in the center of Western Washington.This county contains the largest population in Washington State.

 

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Lake Washington

Lake Washington, the second largest fresh water body in the State of Washington, is the City of Seattleís eastern border and lies in the center of the Greater Seattle Metropolitan Area.Further to the east lies another large lake, Lake Sammamish.Both lakes are long and narrow and run north and south.

 

The Largest Ferry Fleet

in the United States

The State of Washington has the largest fleet of ferries in the world connecting the Seattle Metropolitan Area to the Olympic Peninsula and Northwest Washington to the San Juan Islands, and Vancouver Island, Canada.There is a large population of Seattle workers that commute to the city by ferry from the two peninsulas and Bainbridge and Vashon islands.

 

 

The Topography of Greater Seattle

 

Seattle is located on the western coastal plain of the Cascade Mountain Range where it meets Puget Sound.Seattle is located approximately 100 miles inland from The Space Needle from the Ship Canal Bridgethe Pacific Ocean on a huge inland sound of the Pacific Ocean called Puget Sound.Puget Sound is connected to the Pacific Ocean by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which separates the Olympic Peninsula from Vancouver Island, Canada.Downtown Seattle lies on a small strip of land, only 3 miles wide at its narrowest point, which separates the Puget Sound from Lake Washington.Lake Washington is the largest lake in Washington State being 18 miles long and 3 miles wide at its widest point.Four miles east of Lake Washington is Lake Sammamish, which is almost 10 miles long and lies up against the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range. As if that is not enough water, Lake Union lies just north ofdowntown Seattle and is connected to Puget Sound by the Hiram Chittenden Locks and to Lake Washington by the Ship Canal which allows seagoing ships into Lake Washington.The photo at the right is of Lake Union from the Ship Canal Bridge on Interstate 5 looking west at the Space Needle.

 

 

 

 

 

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