Sonoma, California

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Sonoma
Sonoma city hall
Sonoma city hall
Country United States
State California
County Sonoma County
Settled 1823[1]
Incorporated 1883[1]
Government
 • Type Council-manager[2]
 • Mayor David Cook[3]
Area[4]
 • Total 2.742 sq mi (7.102 km2)
 • Land 2.742 sq mi (7.102 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[5] 85 ft (26 m)
Population (2010)[6]
 • Total 10,652
 • Density 3,884.8/sq mi (1,499.86/km2)
Demonym(s) Sonoman[7]
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95476
Area code(s) 707
Website http://www.sonomacity.org/

Sonoma is a historic city in Sonoma County, California, United States. As of 2010, the population was 10,652.[6]

During the Mexican-American War, Sonoma was the site of the 1846 Bear Flag Revolt. This revolt created the California Republic, a country (with Sonoma as the capitol) that existed for less than one month. [8][9] Sonoma is also known for its history of historic mineral pool spas. Currently the highest grossing tourist attraction is the acres of vinyards and wineries including B.R. Cohn and Benzinger.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "History of Sonoma". sonomacity.org (City of Sonoma). 2015. http://www.sonomacity.org/Community/About-Sonoma/History-Of-Sonoma.aspx. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  2. "City Council". sonomacity.org (City of Sonoma). 2015. http://www.sonomacity.org/Government/Councils-Commissions/City-Council.aspx. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  3. "Welcome to the City of Sonoma". sonomacity.org (City of Sonoma). 2015. http://www.sonomacity.org/Businesses/Services/Overview.aspx. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  4. "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2010 Place List". U.S. Gazetteer Files (U.S. Census Bureau). 25 August 2015. http://www2.census.gov/geo/docs/maps-data/data/gazetteer/2010_place_list_06.txt. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  5. "Feature Detail Report for: Sonoma". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) (U.S. Department of the Interior. U.S. Geological Survey.). 2015. http://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq:3:0::NO::P3_FID:277617. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Sonoma (city), California: State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  7. "Sonoman". sonomanews.com (Sonoma Index Tribune). 2015. http://www.sonomanews.com/Search?q=Sonoman&type=news&sort=PUBLISHED&dir=DESC&days=all&pub=. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  8. SSHP-GP. "Sonoma State Historic Park - General Plan" (PDF). California Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved April 26, 2014. 
  9. Bancroft, Hubert Howe (1886). History of California, Vol V. San Francisco: History Publishing Company..

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