Alameda, California

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Alameda
City/Island
City of Alameda
City Hall
City Hall
Nickname(s): 
The Island City
Location in the state of California and Alameda County
Location in the state of California and Alameda County
Coordinates: 37°45′22″N 122°16′28″W / 37.75611°N 122.27444°W / 37.75611; -122.27444Coordinates: 37°45′22″N 122°16′28″W / 37.75611°N 122.27444°W / 37.75611; -122.27444
Country United States
State California
CountyAlameda
Government
 • MayorMarie Gilmore
Area
 • Total22.960 sq mi (59.465 km2)
 • Land10.611 sq mi (27.482 km2)
 • Water12.349 sq mi (31.983 km2)  53.79%
Elevation
33 ft (12.8 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total73,812
 • Density6,956/sq mi (2,685.8/km2)
Demonym(s)Alamedan
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific Standard Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
ZIP code
94501, 94502
Area code(s)510
FIPS code06-00562

Alameda is a city in California.

History[change | change source]

The city was founded in 1853 as 3 smaller towns. At the west end it was called Woodstock. The east end was called Fernside. In the 1940s the land was filled to make Bay Farm Island.

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