The city was named Seattle in 1852, in honor of Chief Si'ahl of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. Seattle is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. With a population of approximately 753,675, it is the largest city in the state of Washington and PNW. The Seattle metropolitan area's population is 3.98 million, making it the 15th-largest in the United States.
Seattle's economy is driven by a mix of older industrial companies, and "new economy" Internet and technology companies, service, design, and clean technology companies. The Port of Seattle, which also operates Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, is a major gateway for trade with Asia and cruises to Alaska. The city has a reputation for heavy coffee consumption; coffee companies founded or based in Seattle include Starbucks, Seattle's Best Coffee, and Tully's.
Seattle is located between the saltwater Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east. Neighborhoods include; Capitol Hill, First Hill, West Seattle, Beacon Hill, Queen Anne, Magnolia, and many more. Seattle is home to the University of Washington, ranked at No. 11 in the world, tied with Johns Hopkins University.
The Seattle Center, the location of the 1962 World's Fair, has become a premier destination for arts, entertainment, and leisure activities. The 74-acre campus is home to The Experience Music Project, The Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, and The Space Needle. Downtown Seattle hosts the Seattle Art Museum, The Seattle Symphony, and Pike Place Market, Lumen Field, and T-Mobile Park.