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Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington, located between the saltwater Puget Sound of the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains. It is the largest city in the Pacific northwest of North America, the fastest-growing major city in the United States, and the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is also the 8th largest port in the United States and the 9th largest in North America.

George Vancouver was the first European to visit the land that was later to become Seattle, in 1792. The city was founded in 1851, named in honor of Chief Seattle.

Today, Seattle is known for its harbor, maritime economy, education system, rainy climate, modern forward-thinking, diversity, coffee, arts, and indie music scene.

People Born in Seattle

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Seattle in People's Lives

George Vancouver: I explored this area in 1792, the first European to do so. The actual city of Seattle would not be founded for another 59 years.

Hunter S. Thompson: I visited here while on a roadtrip across the United States in 1960.

Jack London: After a 148 day voyage sailing from Baltimore, I landed in this city in 1912.

Jared Leto: I traveled here in 1995 to film scenes of the movie The Last of the High Kings. We filmed at the University of Washington and at the West Seattle Stadium.

Julien Blanc: I traveled here in 2014 to give seminars on how to seduce, emotionally manipulate, and sexually dominate women. However, there was an uproar over my teachings, which many alleged supported and instructed on abuse and rape. Seminars that I was scheduled to coach later in the year were cancelled.

Keira Knightley: I traveled here in 2013 to film scenes of the movie Laggies. We filmed around the city and at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

Kellan Lutz: I traveled here in 2009 to film scenes of the movie Eclipse

Milo Ventimiglia: I traveled here in 2002 to film scenes of the movie Winter Break

Rudyard Kipling: I visited this city in 1889, during a world tour of sorts through Asia and the United States.

Stephen Moyer: I traveled here in 2006 to film scenes of the movie 88 Minutes.

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