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    Walking time 

    Seattle has 5,459 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 171 days. And, when you need to get home there are 752 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Seattle.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Seattle has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Seattle has more than 180,153 street lamps, which use 9 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 18.1 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 4.8% of Seattle’s total area, 373 square kilometers. That means each of Seattle’s 684,451 residents has an average of 26.4 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Seattle want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 2,185 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 13 km long.


    More than 573 sights and monuments, and far more than 1,863 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Seattle. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Seattle offers more than 95 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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