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Berkeley, California

Berkeley California
Full nameCity of Berkeley
Official nameCity of Berkeley
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedApril 4, 1878
TypeMayor and City Council
MayorTom Bates
CouncilmembersDistrict 1: Linda Maio
District 2: Darryl Moore
District 3: Maxwell Anderson
District 4: Jesse Arreguin
District 5: Laurie Capitelli
District 6: Susan Wengraf
District 7: Kriss Worthington
District 8: Gordon Wozniak
State SenateLoni Hancock (D) District 9
State AssemblyNancy Skinner (D) District 14
U. S. CongressBarbara Lee (D) District 9
Total Area17.696 sq mi (45.8 km2)
Land Area10.470 sq mi (27.1 km2)
Water Area7.226 sq mi (18.7 km2)
Elevation0 ft (0 400 m)
Total Population112580 (4th in Alameda County
52nd in California
230th in the United States) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC−8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP code94701 94710, 94712, 94720
Area code510
FIPS code06-06000
GNIS feature ID1658037

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Berkeley (c-eniconˈbɜrkliː ) is a city on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay in Northern California, United States. Its neighbors to the south are the cities of Oakland and Emeryville. To the north is the city of Albany and the unincorporated community of Kensington. The eastern city limits coincide with the county line (bordering Contra Costa County), which generally follows the ridge line of the Berkeley Hills. Berkeley is located in northern Alameda County. The population was 112,580 at the 2010 census.

Berkeley is the site of the University of California, Berkeley, the oldest of the University of California system, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. It is also home to the Graduate Theological Union. The city is noted as one of the most politically liberal in the nation, with one study placing it as the third most liberal city in the United States.

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