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Alameda County, California

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Page Contents for Oakland, California

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.


Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Oakland is approximately 372,242 (1990), 390724 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 154,737 (1990), 153791 (2010).
The amount of land area in Oakland is 145.197 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 57.173 sq kilometers.
The distance from Oakland to Washington DC is 2565 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 67 miles. (as the crow flies)
Oakland is positioned 37.77 degrees north of the equator and 122.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Oakland elevation is 42 feet above sea level.


On the eastern side of San Francisco Bay, across the Oakland-Bay Bridge from San Francisco
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History & History Related Items

Oakland was first part of a large rancho of 48,000 acres, the Rancho San Antonio owned by Luis Maria Peralta, a Spanish cavalry sergeant. Later, Horace W. Carpentier purchased some of the rancho as a townsite. Oakland was named for the evergreen oaks that dotted the surrounding landscape.
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The founding of Oakland



The Oakland Symphony

The Oakland Athletics Baseball Team

The Oakland Zoo

Chabot Observatory
4917 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619-3014
Administration and Site of New Science Center:
10902 Skyline Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619-2446
Telephone: 510-530-3480
FAX: 510-530-3499

Sister City: Fukuoka City Japan

Oakland Raiders Football

The Oakland Ballet - For information about the ballet, call the ballet office at 510-452-9288.

Golden State Warriors Basketball

Jack London Square
The best place in the area for most everything - dining, shopping, and fun. Take the Alameda/Oakland Ferry to cruise over to San Francisco.

Oakland International Airport
Phone: 510-577-4000
Direct connect to BART, and other shuttles. Best Bay Area on-time ranking.
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Oakland City Government

City of Oakland
One City Hall Plaza, 3rd Floor
Oakland, California 94612
Telephone: 510-238-3301
Fax: 510-238-2223
TTY/TDD: 510-238-3724

BART Information

The Oakland Airport


Alameda County Criminal Court
39439 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538-4742
Phone: 510-795-2300

Oakland Community Events

October each year
Annual Montclair Village Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

Donít miss out on Oaklandís finest fall fest. Sponsored by the Montclair Village Association and the Hillís Newspaper, this free event offers works from more than 100 respected artists. The festival takes place in the Montclair business district on Mountain Avenue at LaSalle, off highway 13, between Park Boulevard and Thornhill Drive. For more information about the Montclair Village Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival contact the Montclair Business Improvement District at (510) 339-1000 or Pacific Fine Arts at (209) 296-1195 or

Oakland Schools

Oakland Unified School District

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