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94086, 94087, 94089

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Sunnyvale is approximately 117,229 (1990), 140081 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 50,789 (1990), 53384 (2010).

The amount of land area in Sunnyvale is 56.71 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.732 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sunnyvale to Washington DC is 2555 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 83 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sunnyvale is positioned 37.38 degrees north of the equator and 122.02 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Sunnyvale elevation is 130 feet above sea level.

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Sunnyvale location: On the San Francisco peninsula south of San Francisco

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Sunnyvale is moderate. Here is a current weather page for Sunnyvale.
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History & History Related Items

Sunnyvale history:

The area first began to be developed when the stagecoach lines between San Jose and San Francisco were begun in the mid-1800's. One of the very first settlers became a prominent man of the area, Martin Murphy, Jr. He came as a boy when his father traveled to the gold country. Later he purchased land from the Castro family and is said to have planted the first orchards in this area. In 1898, a builder, W.E. Crossman, platted the settlement which he named Encinal which means "a place where oak trees grow." They later learned there was already another town in the east bay with the same name. Unsure of what to name his new town, Crossman looked out over all the fields on a very sunny day and said, "Let's call it Sunnyvale." The name was accepted and by 1912 Sunnyvale was incorporated. It's first motto showed its hope for the future: "City of Destiny."
The founding of Sunnyvale: 1912
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Sunnyvale attractions:

Lace Museum
552 S Murphy Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6116
Phone: 408-730-4695

Sunnyvale Historical Museum
235 E California Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086-5105
Phone: 408-749-0220

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