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Santa Clara County, California

Santa Clara County California
Administration
Full nameCounty of Santa Clara
Official nameCounty of Santa Clara
Settlement typeCounty
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
Region/Metro AreaSan Francisco Bay Area
Incorporated1850
Named forMission Santa Clara de Asís
Government
County seatSan Jose
Geography
Total Area1304.01 sq mi (3377.4 km2)
Land Area1290.69 sq mi (3342.9 km2)
Water Area13.325 sq mi (34.5 km2)
Demography
Total Population1781642 (2010)
Other information
Time zonePacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Area code408, 650

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Santa Clara County is a county located at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area in the U.S. state of California. As of 2010 it had a population of 1,781,642. The county seat is San Jose. The highly urbanized Santa Clara Valley within Santa Clara County is also known as Silicon Valley. Santa Clara is the most populous county in the Bay Area region, and one of the most affluent counties in the United States.


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