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Sunnyvale, California

Sunnyvale California
Full nameCity of Sunnyvale
Official nameCity of Sunnyvale
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
CountySanta Clara
MayorMelinda Hamilton
Vice MayorChristopher Moylan
City ManagerGary Luebbers
Total Area22.689 sq mi (58.8 km2)
Land Area21.987 sq mi (56.9 km2)
Water Area0.702 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation128 ft (39 m)
Total Population140081 (2nd in Santa Clara County
39th in California
176th in the United States) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes94085-94090
Area code408 and 650
FIPS code06-77000
GNIS feature ID1656344

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Sunnyvale (c-eniconˈsʌniveɪl or c-enˈsʌnivəl) is a city in Santa Clara County, California, United States. It is one of the major cities that make up the Silicon Valley located in the San Francisco Bay Area. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 140,081.

The city is bordered by portions of San Jose to the north, Moffett Federal Airfield to the northwest, Mountain View to the west, Los Altos to the southwest, Cupertino to the south, and Santa Clara to the east. It lies along the historic El Camino Real and Highway 101.

As part of the Silicon Valley, high-tech companies such as Maxim Integrated Products, Juniper Networks, Palm, Inc., AMD, NetApp, Spansion, Yahoo!, AppliedMicro and Ariba are headquartered there. Sunnyvale is also home to several aerospace/defense companies; Lockheed Martin has a major facility in Sunnyvale, and Honeywell, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems - Marine Systems (formerly Joshua Hendy Iron Works), and Spirent also have offices in Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale is also the home to Onizuka Air Force Station, where its main building, locally known as the Blue Cube, is its most prominent feature. The base, named for the deceased Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut Ellison Onizuka, was the primary artificial satellite control facility of the United States armed forces until August 2010.

Sunnyvale is one of the few U.S. cities to have a single unified Department of Public Safety, where all personnel are trained as firefighters, police officers, and EMTs, so they can respond to an emergency in any of the three roles.

Library services for the city are provided by the Sunnyvale Public Library, located at the Sunnyvale Civic Center.

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