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County of Sonoma
Official seal of Sonoma County, California
Seal
Motto(s): 
Location in the U.S. state of California
Location in the U.S. state of California
Coordinates: 38°31′N 122°56′W / 38.51°N 122.93°W / 38.51; -122.93Coordinates: 38°31′N 122°56′W / 38.51°N 122.93°W / 38.51; -122.93
Country United States
State California
RegionSan Francisco Bay Area
IncorporatedFebruary 18, 1850[1]
Named forthe city of Sonoma
County seat (and largest city)Santa Rosa
Government
 • BodySonoma County Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total1,768 sq mi (4,580 km2)
 • Land1,576 sq mi (4,080 km2)
 • Water192 sq mi (500 km2)
Highest elevation4,483 ft (1,366 m)
Population
 • Total483,878
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
503,070
 • Density273.69/sq mi (105.671/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific Time Zone)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
FIPS code06-097
GNIS feature ID1657246
Websitesonomacounty.ca.gov

Sonoma County is a county in the U.S. state of California. It is located north of the San Francisco Bay. It is the northernmost of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties.[5][6] Sonoma County is surrounded by 4 counties: Marin County to the south, Mendocino County to the north, Lake County to the northeast, and Napa County to the east.[7] The county seat is in Santa Rosa.

Sonoma County was one of the original counties formed when California became a state in 1850.[8]

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the population was 500,292 in 2014.

Cities

Some of the cities in Sonoma County[9] include:

Related pages

References

  1. "Chronology". California State Association of Counties. http://www.counties.org/general-information/chronology. Retrieved February 6, 2015. 
  2. "Cobb Mountain-Southwest Peak". Peakbagger.com. http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=1179. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  3. "Sonoma County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/06097.html. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  4. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. "San Francisco Bay Area Vision Project". Bayareavision.org. http://www.bayareavision.org/bayarea/index.html. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  6. "The Association of Bay Area Governments". Abag.ca.gov. April 14, 2011. http://www.abag.ca.gov/. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  7. "California County Map". CSAC.org (California State Association of Counties). 2014. http://www.counties.org/general-information/california-county-map. Retrieved 2015-09-22. 
  8. "California County History". CSAC.org (California State Association of Counties). 2014. http://www.counties.org/county-history. Retrieved 2015-09-22. 
  9. "Cities of Sonoma County". sonomacounty.com (Sonoma County Tourism). 2015. http://www.sonomacounty.com/sonoma-county-cities. Retrieved 2015-09-22. 

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