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Berkeley
Alameda County, California

ZipCodes
94702, 94703, 94704, 94705, 94709, 94710

Motto
"One of America's most Refreshing Cities"



Page Contents for Berkeley, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Berkeley is approximately 103,328 (1990), 112580 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 45735 (1990), 46029 (2010).
The amount of land area in Berkeley is 27.083 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 18.772 sq kilometers.
The distance from Berkeley to Washington DC is 2569 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 65 miles. (as the crow flies)
Berkeley is positioned 37.86 degrees north of the equator and 122.29 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Berkeley elevation is 152 feet above sea level.
The average high temperature is 64 degrees F.

Location

directly across San Francisco Bay from the city of San Francisco. Connected to San Francisco by the Oakland-Bay Bridge
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History & History Related Items

The city was named for George Berkeley, the Bishop of Cloyne, an 18th Century philosopher. It was once a portion of the huge Rancho San Antonio. A group of developers bought the townsite and soon afterward the College of California was founded. We know the system today as the major University of California. Berkeley is the home of the principal campus of this university system. In 1906, Berkeley was majorly affected by the great earthquake in San Francisco across the bay. Many refugees from the city came across the bay to live. In September, 1923, a major fire destroyed a majority of the city. The city was quickly rebuilt with a major addition - the nation's premier fire-prevention system. The city has a good climate and is often referred to as "one of America's most refreshing cities."
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The settling of Berkeley

1841


Attractions

Berkeley Art Museum
University of California at Berkeley
2626 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, California
Phone: 510-642-0808
Please call ahead for hours of operation and costs

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Berkeley City Government

Alameda County Municipal Court
2120 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704-1109
Phone: 510-644-6909


Alameda County Civil Court
2000 Center St
Berkeley, CA 94704-1223
Phone: 510-644-6423

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