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Seattle is not the capital of Washington but it is still the largest city in the state. It has an estimated population of 724,000 people and covers 142 square miles along the west coast. Seattle is the seat of King County and area code 206 includes Kitsap County as well. The Seattle area code is an asset to any business interested in expanding in Washington because it’s the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and is located 182 miles from Portland and 235 miles from Vancouver, Canada.
Seattle was incorporated in 1869 and first attracted settlers that wanted to join the timber trade. Gradually the economy shifted, and in the late 19th century they experienced a population boom during the Klondike Gold Rush. The city continued to grow as the shipbuilding industry took off, especially during World War I and World War II.
In more recent years, Seattle has transformed into a tech hub. Microsoft moved into the area and other major names like Amazon helped the economy as well. Now, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and the 12th largest metropolitan economy in the United States.