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Burbank, California

Burbank California
Administration
Full nameCity of Burbank
Official nameCity of Burbank
Settlement typeCity
MottoA city built by People, Pride, and Progress
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
FoundedMay 1, 1887
Incorporated (city)July 8, 1911
Government
MayorJess Talamantes
Vice mayorDave Golonski
City CouncilDr. David Gordon Gary Bric Emily Gabel-Luddy
City ManagerMichael Flad
City TreasurerDonna Anderson
Geography
Total Area17.379 sq mi (45 km2)
Land Area17.341 sq mi (44.9 km2)
Water Area0.038 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation607 ft (185 m)
Demography
Total Population103340 (15th in Los Angeles County
63rd in California
266th in the United States) (2010)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code91501 91526
Area code818
FIPS code06-08954
GNIS feature ID1652677

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Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States, 12 mi (19.3 km) north of downtown Los Angeles. The estimated population in 2010 was 103,340.

Billed as the "Media Capital of the World" and located only a few miles northeast of Hollywood, many media and entertainment companies are headquartered or have significant production facilities in Burbank, including Warner Bros. Entertainment, Warner Music Group, NBC Universal, The Walt Disney Company, ABC, Cartoon Network Studios, and Nickelodeon. The city is also home to Bob Hope Airport.

Burbank is located in two distinct areas, with its downtown, civic center and key neighborhoods nestled on the slopes and foothills that rise to the Verdugo Mountains, and other areas located in flatlands at the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley.

At one time it was referred to as "Beautiful Downtown Burbank" on Laugh-In and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. The city was named after David Burbank, a New Hampshire-born dentist and entrepreneur.


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