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City of Riverside
Flag of Riverside, California
Coat of arms of Riverside, California
Coat of arms
Location of Riverside County within the State of California
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 of America
State California
CountyFlag of Riverside County, California.png Riverside
IncorporatedOctober 11, 1883; 137 years ago (1883-10-11)[1]
CharteredMarch 5, 1907; 114 years ago (1907-03-05)[2]
 • TypeCouncil-manager[3]
 • City council[5]Mayor Rusty Bailey
Mike Gardner
Andy Melendrez
Michael Soubirous
Charles E. Conder Jr.
Chris Mac Arthur
Jim Perry
Steve Adams
 • City managerJohn Russo (Fired)[4]
 • Total81.54 sq mi (211.18 km2)
 • Land81.23 sq mi (210.38 km2)
 • Water0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)  0.37%
Elevation827 ft (252 m)
 • Total303,871
 • Estimate 
 • Rank1st in Riverside County
12th in California
59th in the United States
 • Density3,997.66/sq mi (1,543.50/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
92501–92509, 92513–92519, 92521–92522
FIPS code06-62000
GNIS feature IDs1661315, 2410965

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 in California in which people sold a lot of citrus fruit. In 2008, about 311,575 people lived in Riverside.[9] 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.


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