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Huntington Beach, California

Huntington Beach California
Administration
Full nameCity of Huntington Beach
Official nameCity of Huntington Beach
Settlement typeCity
CountryUS United States
StateCalifornia California
CountyOrange
IncorporatedFebruary 17, 1909
Government
TypeCouncil-Administrator
City CouncilJoe Carchio, Mayor
Don Hansen
Keith Bohr
Connie Boardman
Devin Dwyer
Joe Shaw
Matthew Harper
City AttorneyJennifer McGrath
City TreasurerShari L. Freidenrich, CCMT, CPFA, CPFIM
City ClerkJoan L. Flynn
Geography
Total Area31.882 sq mi (82.6 km2)
Land Area26.748 sq mi (69.3 km2)
Water Area5.134 sq mi (13.3 km2)
Elevation39 ft (11.9 m)
Demography
Total Population189992 (4th in Orange County
23rd in California
122nd in the United States) (2010)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes92605, 92615, 92646-92649
Area code714/657
FIPS code06-36000
GNIS feature ID1652724

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Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. According to the 2010 census, the city population was 189,992; making it the largest beach city in Orange County in terms of population. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the southwest, by Seal Beach on the northwest, by Costa Mesa on the east, by Newport Beach on the southeast, by Westminster on the north, and by Fountain Valley on the northeast.

It is known for its long 8.5 mi (13.7 km) beach, mild climate, and excellent surfing. The waves are a unique natural effect caused by edge-diffraction of ocean swells by the island of Catalina, and waves from distant hurricanes.


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