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Santa Monica, California

Full nameSanta Monica
Official nameSanta Monica
Settlement typeCity
MottoPopulus Felix en Urbe Felice (Latin)
"Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land"
CountryUnited States
CountyLos Angeles
SettledAugust 3, 1769
IncorporatedDecember 9, 1886
MayorBobby Shriver
City CouncilKevin McKeown
Robert Holbrook
Richard Bloom
Gleam Davis
Terry O’Day
Pam O'Connor
Total Area8.416 sq mi (21.8 km2)
Land Area8.415 sq mi (21.8 km2)
Water Area0 sq mi (0.003 km2)
Elevation105 ft (32 m)
Total Population89736 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes90401-90411
Area code310/424
FIPS code06-70000
GNIS feature ID1652792

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Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, US. Situated on Santa Monica Bay, it is surrounded on three sides by the city of Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades on the northwest, Brentwood on the north, West Los Angeles on the northeast, Mar Vista on the east, and Venice on the southeast.

Santa Monica is home to executives and Hollywood celebrities and it is a mixture of very affluent, single-family neighborhoods, renters, surfers, young professionals, and students. The Census Bureau 2010 population for Santa Monica is 89,736. Santa Monica is named for Saint Monica of Hippo because the area on which the city is now located was first visited by Spaniards on her feast day.

Because of its agreeable climate, Santa Monica had become a famed resort town by the early 20th century. The city has experienced a boom since the late 1980s through the revitalization of its downtown core with significant job growth and increased tourism.

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