Berkeley, California

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Berkeley, California
Charter city[1]
City of Berkeley
Downtown Berkeley viewed from the Berkeley Hills, with San Francisco in the background
Downtown Berkeley viewed from the Berkeley Hills, with San Francisco in the background
Official seal of Berkeley, California
Seal
Location of Berkeley in Alameda County, California.
Location of Berkeley in Alameda County, California.
Coordinates: 37°52′18″N 122°16′22″W / 37.87167°N 122.27278°W / 37.87167; -122.27278Coordinates: 37°52′18″N 122°16′22″W / 37.87167°N 122.27278°W / 37.87167; -122.27278
Country  United States
State  California
County Alameda
Incorporated April 4, 1878 [2]
Chartered March 5, 1895 [1]
Government
 • Type Council-Manager[1]
 • Mayor Jesse Arreguín[3]
 • Council members
 by district number[3]
  1. Linda Maio
  2. Cheryl Davila
  3. Ben Bartlett
  4. Kate Harrison
  5. Sophie Hahn
  6. Susan Wengraf
  7. Kriss Worthington
  8. Lori Droste
 • State senator Nancy Skinner (D)[4]
 • Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D)[5]
 • U.S. rep. Barbara Lee (D)[6]
Area[7]
 • Total 17.69 sq mi (45.82 km2)
 • Land 10.47 sq mi (27.11 km2)
 • Water 7.23 sq mi (18.72 km2)  40.83%
Elevation[8] 171 ft (52 m)
Population (2010)[9]
 • Total 112,580
 • Estimate (2016) 121,240
 • Rank
  • 4th in Alameda County
  • 51st in California
 • Density 11,584.18/sq mi (4,472.80/km2)
Demonym(s) Berkeleyan
Time zone Pacific (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP codes[10] 94701–94710, 94712, 94720
Area code 510
FIPS code 06-06000
GNIS feature IDs 1658037, 2409837
Website www.cityofberkeley.info

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.


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  2. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elected Officials Home". City of Berkeley. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  4. "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  5. "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  6. "California's 13th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  7. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 19, 2017. 
  8. "Berkeley". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  9. "Using 2015 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates for population estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  10. "ZIP Code(tm) Lookup". United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 24, 2014.