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==Regions==
 
==Regions==
  
* [[Seattle]] is the major city in the region, indeed the state, and a major travel destination in its own right
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* '''[[Seattle]]''' is by far the largest  city in the region, indeed the state, and a major travel destination in its own right. It is one of the world's most beautiful cities.
* Seattle is located within [[King County]] and this article deals with Seattle's neighbors
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* '''[[King County]]''', where Seatle is located, also has some unique suburbs, such as [[Bellevue]], [[Redmond]], [[Woodinville]], [[Kent]] and much more that extend north, east and south from the core.
* West of Seattle is the [[Kitsap Peninsula]], the heart of the Puget Sound with miles and miles of shoreline
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* '''The [[Kitsap Peninsula]] and the surrounding islands are more isolated from the urban sprawl because they require a ferry across Puget Sound to get there. While the area around [[Bremerton]] is more urbanized, the islands such as [[Bainbridge Island]] still maintain a bucolic charm.
* In the [[North Sound]] Region are major islands such as Camano Island and Whidbey Island, [[Everett (Washington)|Everett]] and surrounding towns on the northern end of the Seattle metropolitan area,
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* '''The [[North Sound]]''' region lies north of Seattle and includes the large city of [[Everett]] and its suburbs, as well as quiet Whidbey Island.
* In the [[South Sound]] Region are major industrial cities like [[Tacoma]], as well as the state capital at [[Olympia]]
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* '''The [[South Sound]]''' region includes the cities south of Seattle such as the industrial city of [[Tacoma]] and the state capital at [[Olympia]], further south.
  
 
==Cities==
 
==Cities==
====Seattle====
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The Puget Sound has many cities, check in the subregion articles for more of them. This is a sampling of '''seven''' of the more notable cities.
* [[Seattle]]
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====[[King County]]====
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*'''[[Seattle]]''' is by far the largest city in the region. It is the heart of a vibrant metropolitan area and a major tourist destination.
 
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*[[Everett]] is the main city on the North Sound.
* [[Bellevue]] - one of the top five cities in the state
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*[[Bellevue]] lies across Lake Washington to the east of Seattle. It is the fifth largest city in the state.
* [[Federal Way]] - Large Seattle suburb. Home to world headquarters of '''Weyerhaeuser''' and '''World Vision'''.
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*[[Tacoma]] is another major city in the South Sound. Formerly mostly industrial, the city center has been beautified, and the city now offers attractions such as the famous Museum of Glass, Point Defiance Park, and the Washington State History Museum.
* [[Redmond (Washington)|Redmond]] - home to industry giants, '''Microsoft''' and '''Nintendo of America'''
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*[[Olympia]] lies at the southernmost bit of Puget Sound. It is the beautiful state capital.
* [[Renton]]
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*[[Bremerton]] is the main city within Kitsap County. It is starting to get a little urbanized but is still a fun place to explore.
* [[SeaTac]] - home to '''Seattle-Tacoma International Airport'''
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*[[Redmond]], home of Microsoft, is on the Eastside of Seattle and offers parks, shoppping, and more.
* [[Mercer Island]]
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* [[Vashon Island]]
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* [[Woodinville]] - a small town in King County
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====[[Kitsap Peninsula]]====
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* [[Bremerton]] - largest city on the Kitsap Peninsula
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* [[Bainbridge Island]] - bedroom suburb of [[Seattle]]
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* [[Poulsbo]] - Norwegian oriented town
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* [[Port Orchard]] - county seat of '''Kitsap County'''
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====[[North Sound]]====
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* [[Clinton (Washington)|Clinton]] - Whidbey Island side of ferry to Whidbey Island 
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* [[Coupeville]]
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* [[Edmonds]] - Mainland side of ferry to [[Kingston_(Washington)|Kingston]] on [[Kitsap Peninsula]]
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* [[Everett (Washington)|Everett]] - capital of '''Snohomish County'''
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* [[Lynnwood]]
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* [[Monroe (Washington)|Monroe]]
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* [[Mukilteo]] - Mainland side of ferry to Whidbey Island
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* [[Oak Harbor]] - capital of '''Island County'''
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* [[Snohomish]]
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====[[South Sound]]====
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* [[Puyallup]]
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* [[Tacoma]] — County capital of '''Pierce County'''
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* [[Olympia (Washington)|Olympia]] — capital of Washington state and of '''Thurston County'''
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==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==

Revision as of 14:47, 27 March 2010

The Puget Sound is a region in Washington.

Regions

  • Seattle is by far the largest city in the region, indeed the state, and a major travel destination in its own right. It is one of the world's most beautiful cities.
  • King County, where Seatle is located, also has some unique suburbs, such as Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville, Kent and much more that extend north, east and south from the core.
  • The Kitsap Peninsula and the surrounding islands are more isolated from the urban sprawl because they require a ferry across Puget Sound to get there. While the area around Bremerton is more urbanized, the islands such as Bainbridge Island still maintain a bucolic charm.
  • The North Sound region lies north of Seattle and includes the large city of Everett and its suburbs, as well as quiet Whidbey Island.
  • The South Sound region includes the cities south of Seattle such as the industrial city of Tacoma and the state capital at Olympia, further south.

Cities

The Puget Sound has many cities, check in the subregion articles for more of them. This is a sampling of seven of the more notable cities.

  • Seattle is by far the largest city in the region. It is the heart of a vibrant metropolitan area and a major tourist destination.
  • Everett is the main city on the North Sound.
  • Bellevue lies across Lake Washington to the east of Seattle. It is the fifth largest city in the state.
  • Tacoma is another major city in the South Sound. Formerly mostly industrial, the city center has been beautified, and the city now offers attractions such as the famous Museum of Glass, Point Defiance Park, and the Washington State History Museum.
  • Olympia lies at the southernmost bit of Puget Sound. It is the beautiful state capital.
  • Bremerton is the main city within Kitsap County. It is starting to get a little urbanized but is still a fun place to explore.
  • Redmond, home of Microsoft, is on the Eastside of Seattle and offers parks, shoppping, and more.

Other destinations

Understand

Puget Sound is a sheltered arm of ocean between Seattle and the mainland of Washington State to the east and the Olympic Peninsula to the west. The southern boundary is marked by where the mainland and the Olympic Peninsula meet, near Tacoma. The northern boundary is marked by Admiralty Pass and the Strait of San Juan de Fuca.

The San Juan Islands are not properly located in Puget Sound, contrary to common belief and widespread usage. There has been a recent popular movement to officially name the area that contains the San Juan Islands as the Salish Sea, in honor of the native people of the region. The Salish Sea is located at the confluences of Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Strait of Georgia.

The Puget Sound region consists of Puget Sound itself, the islands of Puget Sound, the Kitsap Peninsula, plus the mainland counties which form both the western and eastern sides of Puget Sound leading up to the edges of the watershed in the high crests of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. Counties with this area include: Island, Snohomish, Kitsap, King, Pierce, and Thurston

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