Seattle Location Founded in 1869, located in Seattle, Washington State, Puget Sound (Puget Sound), the border 113 miles away from the United States and Canada (182 km). Seattle is the Northwest Pacific coast of commercial, cultural and high-tech center and across the Pacific and European travel and trade, the major port city. Surrounded by mountains year round, picturesque Greater Seattle area, leisure and recreational activities varied. ? Land area: 84 square miles (217 square kilometers) Population, 2007: 586,200 people Population density: 6979 people per square mile (2,701 persons per square kilometer) King County (King), 斯诺克米西 County (Snohomish), Pierce County (Pierce) and Kaitesapu County (Kitsap). Quality of Life Seattle not only has the natural climatic conditions suitable, and is a country with world-class arts, entertainment and dining center of the active city. Seattle enjoys excellent livability, including a mild temperate climate, a wide variety of housing options, rich art and culture, sports, entertainment, many shops and restaurants and pleasant outdoor seasonal activities. Seattle at the level of education, the quantity and quality of arts organizations, wireless Internet access services and appropriate in the pedestrian environment and other aspects of U.S. cities appraisal often top the popular list. ? Climate Seattle mild winter and comfortable throughout the year suitable for outdoor activities in summer. July temperatures average 75 ° F (24 ° C) around the winter temperature can drop to below zero, but average only 15 days. Seattle&#39;s average annual rainfall is 36.2 inches (92 cm), compared to San Francisco is 19.5 inches (50 cm), Chicago, 34.5 inches (88 cm), Washington, DC to 39 inches (99 centimeters), New York City 40.3 inches (102 cm) ? Public and private schools As of October 1, 2007, Seattle Public Schools a total of 45,933 students in school people. Seattle has more than 300 private and religious schools. Major universities and colleges Number of students Internet Home Page University of Washington (public) www.washington.edu Seattle Community College, four campuses (public) www.sccd.ctc.edu Seattle University (private) www.seattleu.edu Seattle Pacific University (private) www.spu.edu Art Institute of Seattle www.ais.edu To Indonesia (Cornish) Arts www.cornish.edu ? ? ?