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Pasadena, California

Pasadena California
Administration
Full nameCity of Pasadena
Official nameCity of Pasadena
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyLos Angeles
SettledJanuary 27, 1874
IncorporatedJune 19, 1886
Government
TypeCouncil-Manager
MayorBill Bogaard (D)
City CouncilJacque Robinson
Margaret McAustin
Chris Holden
Gene Masuda
Victor M. Gordo
Steve Madison
Terry Tornek
City ManagerMichael Beck
City AttorneyMichele Beal Bagneris
City ClerkMark Jomsky
Geography
Total Area23.128 sq mi (59.9 km2)
Land Area22.970 sq mi (59.5 km2)
Water Area0.158 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation863 ft (263 m)
Demography
Total Population137122 (9th in Los Angeles County
40th in California
180th in the United States) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
DemonymPasadenan
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes91101-91191
Area code626, 323
FIPS code06-56000
GNIS feature ID1664804

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Pasadena (c-eniconˌpæsəˈdiːnə) is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Although famous for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena is the home to many scientific and cultural institutions, including the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena City College (PCC), Fuller Theological Seminary, Art Center College of Design, the Pasadena Playhouse, Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts-Pasadena, the Norton Simon Museum of Art and the Pacific Asia Museum.

As of 2010 United States Census, the population of Pasadena was 137,122, making it the 180th-largest city in the United States, down from 168th place in 2009. Pasadena is the ninth-largest city in Los Angeles County, and on June 19, 1886, became the fourth to be incorporated in Los Angeles County, after Anaheim (March 18, 1876) and Santa Ana (June 1, 1886), which were part of Los Angeles County until Orange County was formed in 1889. It was largely as a ploy to get rid of its saloons. It is one of the primary cultural centers of the San Gabriel Valley.


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