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Palo Alto
Santa Clara County, California

ZipCodes
94301, 94304, 94306




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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Palo Alto is approximately 55,900 (1990), 64403 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 25,188 (1990), 26493 (2010).
The amount of land area in Palo Alto is 61.335 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 5.074 sq kilometers.
The distance from Palo Alto to Washington DC is 2561 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 85 miles. (as the crow flies)
Palo Alto is positioned 37.39 degrees north of the equator and 122.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Palo Alto elevation is 23 feet above sea level.

Location

On the side of the San Francisco peninsula, just inland from the bay
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The name of Palo Alto was given because of a tall, old Redwood tree which stands at the entrance to the city. The Spanish explorers used it as a landmark and called it Palo Alto or "Tall Tree."
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The founding of Palo Alto

1889



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