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City of Oakland
Downtown Oakland from Lake Merritt

Nickname(s): Oaktown, The O
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
Country United States
State California
County Alameda
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Jean Quan (D)
 • Senate Loni Hancock (D)
 • Assembly Nancy Skinner (D)
Sandré Swanson (D)
Mary Hayashi (D)
 • U. S. Congress Barbara Lee (D) (CA-09)
 • Total 78.002 sq mi (202.024 km2)
 • Land 55.786 sq mi (144.485 km2)
 • Water 22.216 sq mi (57.54 km2)  28.48%
Elevation 42 ft (12.8 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 390,724
 • Rank 1st in Alameda County
8th in California
47th in the United States
 • Density 7,004/sq mi (2,704.2/km2)
Demonym Oaklander
Time zone PST (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP code 94601, 94602, 94603, 94605, 94606, 94607, 94610, 94611, 94612, 94618, 94619, 94615, 94621
Area code(s) 510
FIPS code 06-53000
GNIS feature ID 0277566

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 Jean Quan