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Fontana, California

Fontana California
Full nameCity of Fontana
Official nameCity of Fontana
Settlement typeCity
Motto"City of Action"
CountryUS United States
StateCalifornia California
CountySan Bernardino
Incorporated (city)June 25, 1952
City CouncilMayor Acquanetta Warren
John Roberts
Matt Slowik
Michael Tahan
Lydia Salazar Wibert
City ClerkToni Lewis
City TreasurerJanet Koehler-Brooks
City ManagerKen Hunt
Total Area42.432 sq mi (109.9 km2)
Land Area42.432 sq mi (109.9 km2)
Water Area0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation1237 ft (377 m)
Total Population196069 (2nd in San Bernardino County
20th in California
114th in the United States) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code92331, 92334-92337
Area code909
FIPS code06-24680
GNIS feature ID1652711

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Fontana (c-eniconfɒnˈtænə) is a city of almost 200,000 residents in San Bernardino County, California. Founded in 1913, it remained essentially rural until World War II, when entrepreneur Henry J. Kaiser built a large steel mill in the area. It is now a regional hub of the trucking industry, with Interstate 10 and State Route 210 transecting the city from east to west, and Interstate 15 passing diagonally through its northwestern quadrant.

It is home to the largest of the San Bernardino County system libraries, a renovated historic theater, a municipal park, and the Auto Club Speedway on the site of the Kaiser Steel Mill. Fontana also hosts the Fontana Days Half Marathon and 5K run. This race is on record as the fastest half-marathon course in the world.

The U.S. 2010 Census reported that Fontana's population was 196,069 in 2010, making it the second most populous city in the county and 20th in the state.

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