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City of Berkeley
Official seal of Berkeley, California
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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
CountyFlag of Alameda County, California.svg Alameda
IncorporatedApril 4, 1878 [1]
CharteredMarch 5, 1895 [2]
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager[2]
 • MayorJesse 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 senatorNancy Skinner (D)[4]
 • AssemblymemberTony Thurmond (D)[5]
 • U.S. rep.Barbara Lee (D)[6]
Area
 • Total17.69 sq mi (45.82 km2)
 • Land10.47 sq mi (27.11 km2)
 • Water7.23 sq mi (18.72 km2)  40.83%
Elevation171 ft (52 m)
Population
 • Total112,580
 • Estimate 
(2016)
121,240
 • Rank
  • 4th in Alameda County
  • 51st in California
 • Density11,584.18/sq mi (4,472.80/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes[10]
94701–94710, 94712, 94720
FIPS code06-06000
GNIS feature IDs1658037, 2409837
Websitewww.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.

References

  1. "California Cities by Incorporation Date" (Word). California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original on November 3, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141103002921/http://www.calafco.org/docs/Cities_by_incorp_date.doc. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Structure of Berkeley Government". http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Clerk/Home/Structure_of_Berkeley_Government.aspx. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elected Officials Home". City of Berkeley. http://www.cityofberkeley.info/electedofficials/. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  4. "Senators". State of California. http://senate.ca.gov/senators. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  5. "Members Assembly". State of California. http://assembly.ca.gov/assemblymembers. Retrieved March 18, 2013. 
  6. "California's 13th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/CA/13. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  7. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. https://www2.census.gov/geo/docs/maps-data/data/gazetteer/2016_Gazetteer/2016_gaz_place_06.txt. Retrieved July 19, 2017. 
  8. "Berkeley". United States Geological Survey. https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:1658037. 
  9. "Using 2015 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates for population estimates". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  10. "ZIP Code(tm) Lookup". United States Postal Service. https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction!input.action. Retrieved November 24, 2014.