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Monterey, California

Full nameCity of Monterey
Official nameCity of Monterey
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
MayorChuck Della Sala
SenateSam Blakeslee (R)
AssemblyBill Monning (D)
U. S. CongressSam Farr (D)
Total Area11.764 sq mi (30.5 km2)
Land Area8.466 sq mi (21.9 km2)
Water Area3.298 sq mi (8.5 km2)
Elevation26 ft (7.9 m)
Total Population27810 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC−8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP code93940
Area code831
GNIS feature ID1659762

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The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on Monterey Bay along the Pacific coast in Central California. Monterey lies at an elevation of 26 feet (8 m) above sea level. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 27,810. Monterey is of historical importance because it was the capital of Alta California, under both Spain and Mexico, from 1777 to 1846. The city is also noted for its rich history of resident artists beginning in the late 19th century and its historically famed fishery.

Monterey is home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf and the annual Monterey Jazz Festival.

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