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Vallejo, California

Vallejo California
Administration
Full nameCity of Vallejo
Official nameCity of Vallejo
Settlement typeCity
MottoCity of Opportunity
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySolano
Founded1851
Incorporated1867
Government
TypeCouncil-Manager
MayorOsby Davis
City ManagerBob Adams (Interim)
SenateNoreen Evans (D)
AssemblyMichael Allen (D)
U. S. CongressGeorge Miller (D)
Geography
Total Area49.540 sq mi (128.3 km2)
Land Area30.671 sq mi (79.4 km2)
Water Area18.869 sq mi (48.9 km2)
Elevation60 ft (18.3 m)
Demography
Total Population115942 (1st in Solano County
49th in California
223rd in the United States) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code94589, 94590, 94591, 94592
Area code707
FIPS code06-81666
GNIS feature ID1661612

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Vallejo (c-eniconvəˈleɪ.oʊ or c-envəˈleɪhoʊ; Spanish: -esbaˈʎexo) is the largest city in Solano County, California, United States. The population was 115,942 at the 2010 census. It is located in the San Francisco Bay Area on the northeastern shore of San Pablo Bay. Vallejo is named for General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo.

Vallejo is home to the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme park (formerly Marine World and Marine World Africa USA) ; the now-defunct Mare Island Naval Shipyard; the regional office for Region 5 of the United States Forest Service; the California Maritime Academy (part of the California State University system); the Vallejo Center campus of Solano Community College; and Touro University, an osteopathic medical college. Ferry service runs from a terminal on Mare Island Strait to San Francisco, through Vallejo Transit's BayLink division.

Vallejo has twice served as the capital of the state of California: once in 1852 and again in 1853, both periods being brief. Some of the first Europeans drawn to the Vallejo area were attracted by the sulfur springs; in the year 1902 the area was named Blue Rock Springs. In 2008, Vallejo became the largest California city ever to file for bankruptcy.


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