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Chula Vista, California

Chula Vista California
Full nameChula Vista
Official nameCity of Chula Vista
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
CountySan Diego
City CouncilMayor Cheryl Cox
Rudy Ramirez
Patricia Aguilar
Pamela Bensoussan
Steve Castaneda
City ManagerJim Sandoval
Total Area52.094 sq mi (134.9 km2)
Land Area49.631 sq mi (128.5 km2)
Water Area2.463 sq mi (6.4 km2)
Elevation69 ft (21 m)
Total Population243916 (2nd in San Diego County
14th in California
77th in the United States) (2010 Census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)San Diego Tijuana: 5105768
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes91909, 91910, 91911, 91912, 91913, 91914, 91915, 91921
Area code619
FIPS code06-13392
GNIS feature ID1660481

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Chula Vista (c-eniconˌtʃuːlə_ˈvɪstə; ) is the second largest city in the San Diego metropolitan area, the seventh largest city in Southern California, the fourteenth largest city in the State of California, and the seventy seventh largest city in the U.S.. The population was 243,916 as of the 2010 census.

Located just 7 mi (11.3 km) from downtown San Diego and 7 mi (11.3 km) from the Mexican border in the South Bay region of the metropolitan area, the city is at the center of one of the richest economic and culturally diverse zones in the United States. Chula Vista is so named because of its scenic location between the San Diego Bay and coastal mountain foothills.

Founded in the early 19th century, fast population growth has recently been observed in the city. As the second largest city in San Diego County, Chula Vista has quickly become a destination popular to many tourists. Located in the city is one of Americas few year-round United States Olympic Training centers and popular tourist destinations include Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, Knott's Soak City USA, the Chula Vista marina, the Chula Vista Nature Center as well as golf courses and the region’s newest lifestyle center.

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