Berkeley, California

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City of Berkeley
City
Berkeley looking northwest as seen from the Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve.
The City of Berkeley highlighted within Alameda County.
Coordinates: 37°52′13″N 122°16′05″W / 37.87028°N 122.26806°W / 37.87028; -122.26806Coordinates: 37°52′13″N 122°16′05″W / 37.87028°N 122.26806°W / 37.87028; -122.26806
Country United States
State California
County Alameda
Incorporated April 4 1878
Government
 • Mayor Tom Bates
 • State Senate Don Perata (D)
 • State Assembly Loni Hancock (D)
 • U. S. Congress Barbara Lee (D)
Area
 • Total 17.7 sq mi (45.9 km2)
 • Land 10.5 sq mi (27.1 km2)
 • Water 7.2 sq mi (18.8 km2)
Elevation 0–1,320 ft (0–400 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 102,743
 • Density 9,823.3/sq mi (3,792.5/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP code 94701–94710, 94712, 94720
Area code(s) 510
FIPS code 06-06000
GNIS feature ID 1658037

Berkeley is a city in the U.S. State of California. It is a suburb of San Francisco. It is famous for the college, University of California, Berkeley, where many political protests were held in the 1960s. It is also famous for its gourmet food and art scenes. Also, it is the native city of the punk band Green Day. BOINC or the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing was created at the University of California in Berkeley.