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Puget Sound

Puget Sound is an arm of the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Puget Sound is named by George Vancouver for Lieutenant Peter Puget[?], who explored the south end in May 1792.

The United States Geological Survey defines the Puget Sound as a bay, with numerous channels and branches. It extends 144 km (90 mi) south from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Olympia, Washington; the northern boundary is formed, at its main entrance, by a line between Point Wilson[?] on the Olympic Peninsula[?] and Partridge on Whidbey Island; at a second entrance, between West Point on Whidbey Island, Deception Island, and Rosario Head[?] on Fidalgo Island[?]; at a third entrance, the south end of Swinomish Channel[?] between Fidalgo Island and McGlinn Island[?] [1]

Principal cities in the region are Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Everett, Bremerton, Port Orchard, and Anacortes.

U.S. Counties along Puget Sound:

The San Juan Islands can also be found in the Puget Sound Region.

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