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Seattle Chinatown-International District

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Explore the Chinatown International District

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SEATTLE CHINATOWN INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 2019

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Visit Seattle Chinatown-International District 2018

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Seattle: Chinatown–International District

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Volunteers patrol Seattle's Chinatown-International District after businesses damaged and looted

The Chinatown-International District of Seattle, Washington is the center of Seattle's Asian American community. Within the Chinatown International District are the three neighborhoods known as Seattle's Chinatown, Japantown, and Little Saigon, named for the concentration of businesses owned by people of Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese descent, respectively. The geographic area also once included Seattle's Manilatown. The name Chinatown-International District was established by City Ordinance 119297 in 1999 as a result of the three neighborhoods' work and consensus on the Seattle Chinatown International District Urban Village Strategic Plan submitted to the City Council in December 1998. Like many other areas of Seattle, the neighborhood is multiethnic, but the majority of its residents are of Chinese ethnicity. It is one of eight historic neighborhoods recognized by the City of Seattle. CID has a mix of residences and businesses and is a tourist attraction for its ethnic Asian businesses and landmarks.
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