The Spokane Webcams show views of Interstate 90 in Spokane and Riverview West. Spokane is the largest city and county seat of Spokane County, and is the metropolitan center of the Inland Northwest. It is located along the Spokane River in Eastern Washington about 20 miles (32 km) from the Washington-Idaho border, and about 280 miles (450 km) east of Seattle. The city was settled in 1871 as "Spokan Falls" (without an 'e' at the end), drawing on the Native American tribe known as the Spokane, which means "Children of the Sun.”[6] The city's name is often mispronounced "Spo-CAIN", while the correct pronunciation is "Spo-CAN". Spokane's official nickname is the 'Lilac City', named after the flowers that have flourished since their introduction to the area in the early 20th century. A population of 204,400, according to 2008 State of Washington Census estimates, makes Spokane the second largest city in Washington, and the fourth largest in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, behind Seattle, Portland, and Boise. 459,000 residents live in Spokane County, Spokane's official metropolitan statistical area as recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau. With neighboring Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, the city is unofficially a part of the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene metropolitan area, which accounts for a population of nearly 700,000 people, the fourth largest in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle, Vancouver, and Portland. Spokane is located at the eastern edge of the Columbia Plateau's wheat farms and steppe, where they meet the forested Rocky Mountain foothills, the Selkirk Mountains. The Spokane River, a major tributary of the Columbia River, passes through the city, tumbling through a series of falls in the middle of downtown. View a Spokane Webcam

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