King County is located in the Puget Sound region of Washington state. With over two million inhabitants, it is the most populous county in the state and the 13th most populous in the country. Seattle which is the largest city in Washington is the county seat. Established on December 22, 1852, the county covers a total area of 2,307 square miles, twice the area of Rhode Island. Mount Daniel, with an elevation of 2,426 meters, is the highest point in King County.
More than 60 percent of the county residents live in the city’s suburbs. Snoqualmie Valley, a farming and timber-producing region, covers the eastern portion of the county. Snoqualmie Lake, Lake Washington, Big Heart Lake, and Lake Union are major bodies of water in the county.
Sea-Tac Airport (SEA) is the primary airport for county residents. Interstate 5, I-90, SR 18, SR 99, and U.S. Route 2 are major roads in the county. Seattle is famous for a number of tourist attractions including Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Museum of Flight, Lake Washington, Woodland Park Zoo, and Golden Gardens Park. One of Washington’s most popular scenic attractions, the 82-m-tall Snoqualmie Falls attracts over a million visitors every year.
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|County Name||King County|
|Founded||22 December 1852|
|Area||2,307 sq mi (5,975 sq km)|
|Land Area||2,115 sq mi (5,478 sq km)|
|Water Area||191 sq mi (495 sq km), 8.3%|
|Cities||Seattle, Kirkland, Shoreline, Sammamish, SeaTac, Covington, Duvall, Clyde Hill, Beaux Arts Village, West Lake Sammamish, Lester, Yarrow Point, Skykomish, Newcastle, Carnation, Black Diamond, Normandy Park, Hunts Point, Klahanie, Lea Hill, Algona, Medina,|