Irvine, California

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Irvine, California
Irvine City Hall.jpg
Giant Wheel at Irvine Spectrum Center.jpgSan Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary sunset.jpg
OC Great Park Balloon Ride 070714.jpgCampus of the University of California, Irvine (aerial view, circa 2006).jpg
Clockwise from top: Irvine Civic Center, San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, University of California, Irvine, Balloon ride at Orange County Great Park, "Giant Wheel" at Irvine Spectrum Center
Flag of Irvine, California
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Official seal of Irvine, California
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Location of Irvine in Orange County, California.
Location of Irvine in Orange County, California.
Coordinates: 33°40′10″N 117°49′23″W / 33.66944°N 117.82306°W / 33.66944; -117.82306Coordinates: 33°40′10″N 117°49′23″W / 33.66944°N 117.82306°W / 33.66944; -117.82306[2]
Country United States
State California
County Orange
IncorporatedDecember 28, 1971[3]
Named forJames Irvine
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager[4]
 • MayorDonald P. Wagner
 • Mayor Pro TemporeLynn Schott
 • City council members[6]Melissa Fox
Jeffrey Lalloway
Christina Shea
 • City ManagerSean Joyce[5]
Area
 • Total65.92 sq mi (170.74 km2)
 • Land65.58 sq mi (169.86 km2)
 • Water0.34 sq mi (0.89 km2)  0.52%
Elevation56 ft (17 m)
Population
 • Total212,375
 • Estimate 
(2018)
276,176
 • Rank3rd in Orange County
16th in California
75th in the United States
 • Density4,211.28/sq mi (1,566.75/km2)
Demonym(s)Irvinite
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes[9]
92602–92604, 92606, 92612, 92614, 92616–92620, 92623, 92650, 92697
Area codes949, 657/714
FIPS code06-36770[10]
GNIS feature IDs1660804, 2410116
Sphere of influence74 miles[11]
Websitecityofirvine.org

Irvine (pronounced /ˈɜrvaɪn/) is a city in Orange County, California, United States. It is a planned city, mostly made by the Irvine Company since the 1960s. The city was formally incorporated on December 28, 1971. The 69.7 square mile (180.5 km2)[source?] city has a population of about 212,793 (as of January 1, 2009).[12] It has united in the past a green belt or greenbelt is a policy and land use designation used in land use planning to retain areas of largely undeveloped area to the north, and has also united the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, most of which is planned to be converted into the Orange County Great Park.

The University of California, the highest level of the state's public higher education system, has a campus in Irvine.

Irvine is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area.

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  4. "City Charter". City of Irvine. Archived from the original on October 7, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  5. "City Manager". City of Irvine. Archived from the original on October 26, 2014. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  6. "City Council". City of Irvine. Archived from the original on April 3, 2015. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  7. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  8. E-1 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties, and the State — January 1, 2015 and 2016, May 1, 2016
  9. "ZIP Code(tm) Lookup". United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  10. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  11. "Demographics Information". City of Irvine. Archived from the original on March 17, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  12. "E-1 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties and the State with Annual Percent Change — January 1, 2008 and 2009". California D]]epartment of Finance. 2009-05. Retrieved 2009-05-02. Check date values in: |date= (help)