Sonoma County, California

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Sonoma County, California
County of Sonoma
Old Courthouse Square, Downtown Santa Rosa (Smaller Version).jpg Sonoma City Hall.jpg
Images, from top down, left to right: Lake Sonoma, Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa, Sonoma City Hall in Sonoma Plaza, a view of Bodega Bay
Official seal of Sonoma County, California
Motto(s): "Agriculture, Industry, Recreation"
Location in the U.S. state of California
Location in the U.S. state of California
Sonoma County, California is located in the US
Sonoma County, California
Sonoma County, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 38°31′N 122°56′W / 38.51°N 122.93°W / 38.51; -122.93Coordinates: 38°31′N 122°56′W / 38.51°N 122.93°W / 38.51; -122.93
Country  United States
State  California
Region San Francisco Bay Area
Incorporated February 18, 1850[1]
Named for the city of Sonoma
County seat (and largest city) Santa Rosa
 • Body Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
 • Total 1,768 sq mi (4,580 km2)
 • Land 1,576 sq mi (4,080 km2)
 • Water 192 sq mi (500 km2)
Highest elevation[2] 4,483 ft (1,366 m)
Population (April 1, 2010)[3]
 • Total 483,878
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 503,070
 • Density 270/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zone Pacific Time Zone (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC−7)
Area code 707
FIPS code 06-097
GNIS feature ID 1657246

Sonoma County is a county in the U.S. state of California. It is located north of the San Francisco Bay. It is the northernmost of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties.[5] [6] Sonoma County is surrounded by 4 counties: Marin County to the south, Mendocino County to the north, Lake County to the northeast, and Napa County to the east.[7] The county seat is in Santa Rosa.

Sonoma County was one of the original counties formed when California became a state in 1850.[8]

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the population was 500,292 in 2014.

Cities[change | change source]

Some of the cities in Sonoma County[9] include:

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Chronology". California State Association of Counties. Retrieved February 6, 2015. 
  2. "Cobb Mountain-Southwest Peak". Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  3. "Sonoma County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
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  5. "San Francisco Bay Area Vision Project". Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  6. "The Association of Bay Area Governments". April 14, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  7. "California County Map". California State Association of Counties. 2014. Retrieved 2015-09-22. 
  8. "California County History". California State Association of Counties. 2014. Retrieved 2015-09-22. 
  9. "Cities of Sonoma County". Sonoma County Tourism. 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-22. 

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