Oakland, California

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Oakland
City
City of Oakland
Oakland skyline, with the old eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge in background
Oakland skyline, with the old eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge in background
Flag of Oakland
Flag
Nickname(s): Oaktown, The O
Location in Alameda County and the state of California
Location in Alameda County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°48′16″N 122°16′15″W / 37.80444°N 122.27083°W / 37.80444; -122.27083Coordinates: 37°48′16″N 122°16′15″W / 37.80444°N 122.27083°W / 37.80444; -122.27083
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyAlameda
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorLibby Schaaf (D)
 • SenateLoni Hancock (D)
 • AssemblyNancy Skinner (D)
Sandré Swanson (D)
Mary Hayashi (D)
 • U. S. CongressBarbara Lee (D) (CA-09)
Area[1]
 • Total78.002 sq mi (202.024 km2)
 • Land55.786 sq mi (144.485 km2)
 • Water22.216 sq mi (57.54 km2)  28.48%
Elevation42 ft (12.8 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total390,724
 • Rank1st in Alameda County
8th in California
47th in the United States
 • Density7,004/sq mi (2,704.2/km2)
Demonym(s)Oaklander
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP code94601, 94602, 94603, 94605, 94606, 94607, 94610, 94611, 94612, 94618, 94619, 94615, 94621
Area code(s)510
FIPS code06-53000
GNIS feature ID0277566
Websitehttp://www.oaklandnet.com

Oakland is a city in California. It is across the bay from San Francisco. It is the county seat of Alameda County and the third-largest city in the Bay Area, after San Jose and San Francisco. At one time, Oakland had many factories that built cars, ships and airplanes. It is a major rail junction. It is the home of the Athletics baseball team and the Raiders football team.

California governor Jerry Brown was once mayor of Oakland. The current mayor is Libby Schaaf.

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