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Fremont, California

Fremont California
Administration
Full nameCity of Fremont
Official nameCity of Fremont
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyAlameda
Government
TypeCouncil-Manager
City CouncilMayor Bob Wasserman
Anu Natarajan
Bob Wieckowski
Bill Harrison
Suzanne Lee Chan
City ManagerFred Diaz
State SenateEllen Corbett (D)
State AssemblyBob Wieckowski (D)
U. S. CongressPete Stark (D)
Geography
Total Area87.610 sq mi (226.9 km2)
Land Area77.459 sq mi (200.6 km2)
Water Area10.151 sq mi (26.3 km2)
Elevation0 ft (0 143 m)
Demography
Total Population214089 (2nd in Alameda County
15th in California
95th in the United States) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code(s)94536, 94537, 94538, 94539, 94555
Area code510
FIPS code06-26000
GNIS feature ID0277521

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Fremont (c-eniconˈfriːmɒnt) is a city in Alameda County, California. It was incorporated on January 23, 1956, from the merger of five smaller communities: Centerville, Niles, Irvington, Mission San Jose, and Warm Springs. The city is named after John Charles Frémont, "the Great Pathfinder."

Located in the southeast section of the San Francisco Bay Area in the East Bay region primarily, Fremont is now the fourth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the largest suburb in the metropolis. It is the closest Alameda County city to Silicon Valley, and is thus sometimes associated with it.

The area consisting of Fremont, Newark (an enclave of Fremont), and Union City was formerly known as Washington Township, and is now known as the Tri-City Area.

Fremont is the sister city to Elizabeth, South Australia; Puerto Peñasco, Mexico; Fukaya, Japan; Horta, Azores, Portugal; Lipa City, Philippines; and Jaipur, India.


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