The Island City
|• Total||22.98 sq mi (59.52 km2)|
|• Land||10.45 sq mi (27.06 km2)|
|• Water||12.53 sq mi (32.45 km2) 53.79%|
|Elevation||33 ft (12.8 m)|
|• Density||7,491.63/sq mi (2,892.62/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−8 (Pacific Standard Time Zone)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−7 (Pacific Daylight Time)|
|Area code(s)||510, 341|
Most of Alameda is on an island (called Alameda Island). The other large part is a peninsula connected to the Oakland International Airport. This peninsula is called Bay Farm Island because it used to be an island. The third part of Alameda is Coast Guard Island, which is a military base for the U.S. Coast Guard.
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.
Alameda island was originally not an island. It was connected to Oakland. In 1902, a canal was finished that separated it from Oakland.
From 1917 to 1939 there was a popular amusement park called Neptune Beach.
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References[change | change source]
- "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 30, 2021.