is a mid-sized urban port city and the county seat of Pierce
County, Washington, United States. The city is on Washington's Puget Sound, 32
miles (51 km) southwest of Seattle, 31 miles (50 km) northeast of the
state capital, Olympia, and 58 miles (93 km) northwest of Mount Rainier
National Park. The population was 198,397, according to the 2010 census. Tacoma
is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third largest in the
state. Tacoma also serves as the center of business activity for the South
Sound region, which has a population of around 1 million people.