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Fairfield, California

Fairfield California
Full nameCity of Fairfield
Official nameCity of Fairfield
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
MayorHarry T. Price
AssemblyMariko Yamada (D)
U. S. CongressJohn Garamendi (D)
Total Area37.635 sq mi (97.5 km2)
Land Area37.390 sq mi (96.8 km2)
Water Area0.245 sq mi (0.6 km2)
Elevation13 ft (4 m)
Total Population108321 (2nd in Solano County
60th in California
257th in the United States) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC−8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP codes94533, 94534
Area code707
FIPS code06-23182
GNIS feature ID1656005

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Fairfield is a city located in the northeastern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, USA (See East Bay and North Bay). It is approximately 35 mi (56.3 km) from both the city of San Francisco and the city of Sacramento, approximately 31 mi (49.9 km) from Oakland, less than 16 mi (25.7 km) from Napa Valley, 15 miles from the Carquinez Bridge, and 13 miles from the Benicia Bridge. Fairfield was

founded in 1859 by clippership captain Robert H. Waterman, and named after his former hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut.

It is the home of Travis Air Force Base and the Jelly Belly jelly bean factory. With a population of 108,321 at the 2010 census, it is slightly smaller in population than Vallejo, which is the Bay Area's ninth-largest city. It shares a border with its sister city, Suisun City.

Other nearby cities include

Vacaville, Benicia, and Napa. Fairfield is the county seat of Solano County.

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