Oakland, California

port city and county seat of Alameda County, California, United States

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.

Oakland, California
City of Oakland
Oakland skyline, with the eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge in background
Oakland skyline, with the eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge in background
Flag of Oakland, California
Official seal of Oakland, California
Coat of arms of Oakland, California
Nickname(s): 
"Oaktown",[1] "The Town"
Motto(s): 
"Love life"[2]
Interactive map outlining Oakland
Oakland is located in California
Oakland
Oakland
Location within California
Oakland is located in the United States
Oakland
Oakland
Location within the United States
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
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyAlameda
RegionSan Francisco Bay Area
IncorporatedMay 4, 1852[3]
Named forThe large oak forest that originally covered the area
Government
 • TypeStrong mayor[4]
 • MayorLibby Schaaf (D)[5]
 • State senatorNancy Skinner (D)[6]
 • AssemblymembersTony Thurmond (D) and
Rob Bonta (D)[7]
 • U. S. rep.Barbara Lee (D)[8]
Area
 • Total77.89 sq mi (201.74 km2)
 • Land55.91 sq mi (144.80 km2)
 • Water21.98 sq mi (56.94 km2)  28.48%
Elevation43 ft (13 m)
Population
 • Total440,646
 • Rank1st in Alameda County
8th in California
45th in the United States
 • Density7,898.29/sq mi (2,990.53/km2)
Demonym(s)Oaklander
Time zoneUTC– 08:00 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC– 07:00 (PDT)
ZIP Codes
94601–94615, 94617-94624, 94649, 94659–94662, 94666[12]
Area codes510/341
FIPS code06-53000
GNIS feature IDs277566, 2411292
Websitewww.oaklandca.gov
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California governor Jerry Brown was once mayor of Oakland. The current mayor is Libby Schaaf.

ReferencesEdit

  1. SCANLON, TOM (November 22, 1992). "The New Motown : Call it 'Oaktown.' It's funky, it's thriving. It's definitely not L.A. or New York. And it just may be the Hip-Hop Capital of America". Los Angeles Times.
  2. "Debate over Oakland motto exposes racial divide, identity crisis". sfchronicle.com. April 16, 2016.
  3. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on February 21, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  4. "Elected Officials". City of Oakland, California. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  5. "Mayor". City of Oakland, California. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  6. "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 18, 2013.
  7. "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 18, 2013.
  8. "California's 13th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC.
  9. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  10. "Oakland". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  11. "Oakland (city) QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  12. "Zip Code Lookup". USPS. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  13. "In Photos: Goodbye, Oaklandnet.com". City of Oakland. April 20, 2018. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  14. "Hello, Oaklandca.gov!". City of Oakland. April 23, 2018. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  15. "oaklandnet.com" was the past official website before April 2018, on which date the domain was permanently moved to "oaklandca.gov".

Other websitesEdit

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