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City of Riverside
Riverside Skyline

Nickname(s): City of Arts and Innovation
Location of Riverside County within the State of California
Coordinates: 33°56′53″N 117°23′46″W / 33.94806°N 117.39611°W / 33.94806; -117.39611Coordinates: 33°56′53″N 117°23′46″W / 33.94806°N 117.39611°W / 33.94806; -117.39611
Country  United States
State  California
County Riverside
Founded 1870
Incorporated 1883
 • Type Council-Manager
 • City Council Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge
Mike Gardner
Andy Melendrez
Rusty Bailey
Paul Davis
Chris Mac Arthur
Nancy Hart
Steve Adams
 • City Manager Scott Barber
 • Total 81.444 sq mi (210.941 km2)
 • Land 81.140 sq mi (210.152 km2)
 • Water 0.304 sq mi (0.788 km2)  0.37%
Elevation 860 ft (262 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 303,871
 • Rank 1st in Riverside County
12th in California
61st in the United States
 • Demonym Riversider
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 92501-92509, 92513-92519, 92521-92522
Area code(s) 951
FIPS code 06-62000
GNIS feature ID 1661315

Riverside is a city in California. It is the county seat of Riverside County. The city, which got its name from being close to the Santa Ana River, is the first place that California that people sold a lot of citrus fruit. In 2008, about 311,575 people lived in Riverside.[2] The city is the 61st biggest city in the United States and the 12th biggest city in California.

Because houses cost less money in Riverside than most cities in Southern California, people have been slowly moving there. This makes traffic bad as people from Riverside drive to work in Orange County and Los Angeles.

Riverside has a few schools, including La Sierra University, California Baptist College, and the University of California-Riverside. The city also has Riverside Municipal Museum, the California Museum of Photography, and the California Citrus State Historic Park. In 1873, the Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree was planted in Riverside, and it is one of two original orange trees in California. The historic Mission Inn is another popular place.

Riverside is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area.