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Marin County, California

Full nameCounty of Marin
Official nameCounty of Marin
Settlement typeCounty
CountryUnited States
Region/Metro areaSan Francisco Bay Area
IncorporatedFebruary 18, 1850
County seatSan Rafael
Board of SupervisorsSupervisors
Susan Adams
Harold Brown
Charles McGlashan
Steve Kinsey
Judy Arnold
Total Area828.20 sq mi (2145 km2)
Land Area519.80 sq mi (1346.3 km2)
Water Area308.39 sq mi (798.7 km2)
Total Population252409 (2010)
Other information
Time zonePacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)

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Marin County (c-eniconməˈrɪn) is a county located in the North San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. As of 2010, the population was 252,409. The county seat is San Rafael and the largest employer is the county government. Marin County is well known for its natural beauty, liberal politics, affluence and a strong New Age reputation. In May 2009, the county had the fifth highest income per capita in the United States at $91,483. The county is governed by local cities and the Marin County Board of Supervisors.

San Quentin Prison is located in the county, as is Skywalker Ranch. Autodesk, the publisher of AutoCAD, is also located there, as well as numerous other high-tech companies. The headquarters of film and media company Lucasfilm Ltd., previously based in San Rafael, have moved to the Presidio of San Francisco.

The Marin County Civic Center was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and draws thousands of visitors a year to guided tours of its arch and atrium design.

America's oldest cross country running event, the Dipsea Race, takes place annually in Marin County, attracting thousands of athletes. Mountain biking is said to have been invented on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais in Marin.

Marin County's natural sites include Muir Woods redwood forest, the Marin Headlands, Stinson Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, and Mount Tamalpais.

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