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City of San Luis Obispo
Flag of San Luis Obispo, California
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Official seal of San Luis Obispo, California
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Location in San Luis Obispo County and the state of California
Location in San Luis Obispo County and the state of California
Coordinates: 35°16′27″N 120°39′47″W / 35.27417°N 120.66306°W / 35.27417; -120.66306Coordinates: 35°16′27″N 120°39′47″W / 35.27417°N 120.66306°W / 35.27417; -120.66306
Country United States
State California
CountySan Luis Obispo
IncorporatedFebruary 16, 1856[1]
Named forSt. Louis of Toulouse
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Mayor-Administrative Officer[2]
 • MayorHeidi Harmon[3]
 • State senatorBill Monning (D)[4]
 • AssemblymemberJordan Cunningham (R)[4]
Area
 • Total13.29 sq mi (34.41 km2)
 • Land13.13 sq mi (34.02 km2)
 • Water0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)  1.18%
Elevation233 ft (71 m)
Population
 • Total45,119
 • Estimate 
(2016)
47,536
 • Density3,619.03/sq mi (1,397.36/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
93401–93403, 93405–93410, 93412
FIPS code06-68154
GNIS feature IDs1652788, 2411796
Websiteslocity.org

San Luis Obispo is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It was founded in 1772 by Junípero Serra.

San Luis Obispo is one of California's oldest settlements. It is the county seat of San Luis Obispo County. At the 2010 census, 45,119 people lived there.[8] California Polytechnic State University is in San Luis Obispo.

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