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The California state capital is Sacramento.

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94601, 94602, 94603, 94605, 94606, 94607, 94609, 94610, 94612, 94613, 94619, 94621

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Statistics & Facts

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.

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Oakland location: 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 history:

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.
The founding of Oakland: 1850
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Oakland attractions:

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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