Olympia (Washington)

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Coordinates 47°2′16″N 122°54′3″W
Country United States
State Washington
County Thurston
Incorporated January 28, 1859
Named for Olympic Mountains
Elevation 95 ft (29 m)
Demonym(s) Olympian
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
ZIP codes 98501-98599
Area code(s) 360, 564
FIPS code 53-51300
GNIS feature ID 1533353
Website olympiawa.gov
Government (Type) Council/City Manager
Government (Mayor) Cheryl Selby (D)
Government (City) 20.09 sq mi (52.02 km2)
Government (Land) 18.23 sq mi (47.20 km2)
Government (Water) 1.87 sq mi (4.82 km2)
Area (City) 20.09 sq mi (52.02 km2)
Area (Land) 18.23 sq mi (47.20 km2)
Area (Water) 1.87 sq mi (4.82 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 55,605
Population (2020) (Rank) US: 706th WA: 23rd
Population (2020) (Density) 2,902.26/sq mi (1,120.58/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 176,617 (US: 195th)
Population (2020) (Metro) 297,977 (US: 168th)

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Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat and largest city of Thurston County. It is 60 miles (100 km) southwest of the state's most populous city, Seattle, and is a cultural center of the southern Puget Sound region. European settlers claimed the area in 1846, with the Treaty of Medicine Creek initiated in 1854, followed by the Treaty of Olympia in 1856. Olympia was incorporated as a town on January 28, 1859, and as a city in 1882. It had a population of 55,605 at the time of the 2020 census, making it the state's 23rd-largest city. Olympia borders Lacey to the east and Tumwater to the south.

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