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Longview is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington, United States. It is the principal city of the 'Longview, Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area' which encompasses all of Cowlitz County. The population was 34,660 at the 2000 census. Longview is located in southwestern Washington, at the junction of the Cowlitz and Columbia rivers.
Longview has a manufacturing based economy. The abundance of timber around Longview provides the city's two largest employers, Weyerhaeuser and Longview Fibre with logs. Other major manufacturers in Longview include Flexible Foam and the soon to be in operation Simpson Timber Company.
The song "Longview", by American rock band Green Day is named after the town of Longview, Washington. The band first played this song in Longview and decided to name it after the town. The band denies the name had anything to do with the Washington city but their press agent Jim Baltutis states, "They played it and went home and said let's name that thing Longview."
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