Sonoma, California

city in Sonoma County, California, United States

Sonoma is a historic city in Sonoma County, California, United States. As of 2010, the population was 10,652.[6]

Sonoma city hall
Sonoma city hall
Sonoma is located in California
Coordinates: Coordinates: 38°17′20″N 122°27′32″W / 38.28889°N 122.45889°W / 38.28889; -122.45889
CountryUnited States
CountySonoma County
 • TypeCouncil-manager[2]
 • MayorDavid Cook[3]
 • Total2.742 sq mi (7.102 km2)
 • Land2.742 sq mi (7.102 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation85 ft (26 m)
 • Total10,652
 • Density3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)707

During the Mexican-American War, Sonoma was the site of the 1846 Bear Flag Revolt. This revolt created the California Republic, a country (with Sonoma as the capitol) that existed for less than one month.[8][9] Sonoma is also known for its history of historic mineral pool spas. Currently the highest grossing tourist attraction is the acres of vinyards and wineries including B.R. Cohn and Benzinger.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "History of Sonoma". City of Sonoma. 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  2. "City Council". City of Sonoma. 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  3. "Welcome to the City of Sonoma". City of Sonoma. 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-09-22. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  4. "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2010 Place List". U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  5. "Feature Detail Report for: Sonoma". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). U.S. Department of the Interior. U.S. Geological Survey. 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Sonoma (city), California: State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 3, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  7. "Sonoman". Sonoma Index Tribune. 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-26.
  8. SSHP-GP. "Sonoma State Historic Park - General Plan" (PDF). California Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  9. Bancroft, Hubert Howe (1886). History of California, Vol V. San Francisco: History Publishing Company..

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