Port Angeles, Washington
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Port Angeles is a city in and the county seat of Clallam County, Washington, United States.
The population was 18,397 at the 2000 census, making it the largest city on the Olympic Peninsula.
The area's harbor was dubbed Puerto de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles (Port of Our Lady of the Angels)
by Spanish explorer Francisco de Eliza in 1791, but by the mid-1800s the name had been shortened
and partially anglicized to its current form.
Port Angeles is home to Peninsula College and is the birthplace of football hall of famers
August LuRue and John Elway.
It was a location in the novels Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer.
The city is served by William R. Fairchild International Airport, and ferry service is provided
across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on the M/V Coho or
An executive order by President Abraham Lincoln, in 1862, established Port Angeles as the
nation's second National City.
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