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Bellevue, Washington

Bellevue Washington
Full nameBellevue
Official nameCity of Bellevue
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
MayorDon Davidson
Total Area33.9 sq mi (87.8 km2)
Land Area30.7 sq mi (79.5 km2)
Water Area3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)
Elevation85 ft (25.9 m)
Total Population122363 (2010)
Density (pop.)1524/km2 (3947.2/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)3439809
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC−8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC−7)
Area code425|area_code_type=Area code
FIPS code53-05210 
GNIS feature ID1512000 

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Bellevue (c-eniconˈbɛlvjuː ) is a rapidly growing city in the Eastside region of King County, Washington, United States, across Lake Washington from Seattle. Long known as a suburb or satellite city of Seattle, it is now categorized as an edge city or a boomburb. The population was 122,363 at the 2010 census.

Downtown Bellevue is undergoing rapid change. It is currently the second largest city center in Washington state with over 35,000 employees and 5,000 residents. Based on per capita income, Bellevue is the 6th wealthiest of 522 communities in the state of Washington. In 2008, Bellevue was named number 1 in CNNMoney's list of the best places to live and launch a business. More recently, Bellevue was ranked as the 4th best place to live in America. The name "Bellevue" is French for "beautiful view".

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