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Port Angeles is the the largest city in the Olympic Peninsula region of Washington. It is the county seat of Clallam County.

With a population of 19,000, Port Angeles is regarded as the "Center of it All" for the Olympic Peninsula. It's a great place to start for a day trip to Hurricane Ridge or a vacation to explore all of the Olympic National Park. Outdoor sports like kayaking, biking or hiking are very popular. Many quaint shops attract shoppers downtown and the expansive waterfront provides relaxation. With ferries coming and going all day, Port Angeles is the departure point for a trip to Victoria (British Columbia). Beautiful Pacific beaches are nearby and the lavender fields and berry farms of Sequim beckon all summer. Port Angeles is the place to be when it comes to experiencing all that the Olympic Peninsula has to offer.

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  1. Port Angeles harbor was dubbed Puerto de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles (Port of Our Lady of the Angels) by Spanish explorer Francisco de Eliza in 1791.
  2. Port Angeles is the birthplace of football hall of famer John Elway.
  3. Port Angeles is the site of the largest prehistoric Indian village and burial ground found in the United States.
  4. In 2016, Port Angeles installed street signs in English and Klallam to revitalize and preserve the area's Klallam culture.

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