List of cities and towns in California

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Location of California in the United States

California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is the most populous state and the third largest by area after Alaska and Texas. According to the 2010 United States Census, California has 37,253,956 inhabitants and 155,779.22 square miles (403,466.3 km2) of land.[1] It is home to major cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.

California has been inhabited by numerous Native American peoples since antiquity. The Spanish, the Russians, and other Europeans began exploring and colonizing the area in the 16th and 17th centuries, with the Spanish establishing its first California mission at what is now San Diego in 1769.[2] After the Mexican Cession of 1848, the California Gold Rush brought worldwide attention to the area. The growth of the movie industry in Los Angeles and Hollywood, high tech in Silicon Valley, tourism, agriculture, and other areas in the ensuing decades fueled the creation of a $1.85 trillion economy, the ninth-largest in the world.[3]

California is divided into 58 counties and contains 482 municipalities.[4] One, San Francisco, is a consolidated city–county. California law makes no distinction between "city" and "town", and municipalities may use either term in their official names.[5] According to the 2010 Census, 30,908,614 of California's 37,253,956 residents lived in urban areas, accounting for 82.97% of the population. The first municipality to incorporate was Sacramento on February 27, 1850, while the most recent was Jurupa Valley on July 1, 2011.[6] The largest municipality by population and land area is Los Angeles with 3,792,621 residents and 468.67 square miles (1,213.8 km2). The smallest by population is Vernon with 112 people, while the smallest by land area is Amador City at 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2).[1]

Cities and towns[edit]

Skyline of San Jose
Skyline of Fresno
Aerial view of the Port of Long Beach
Truxton Tower in Bakersfield
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NameTypeCountyPopulation (2010)[1][7][8]Land area[1]Incorporated[6]
AdelantoCitySan Bernardino31,76556.01 sq mi (145.1 km2)December 22, 1970
Agoura HillsCityLos Angeles20,3307.79 sq mi (20.2 km2)December 8, 1982
AlamedaCityAlameda73,81210.61 sq mi (27.5 km2)April 19, 1854
AlbanyCityAlameda18,5391.79 sq mi (4.6 km2)September 22, 1908
AlhambraCityLos Angeles83,0897.63 sq mi (19.8 km2)July 11, 1903
Aliso ViejoCityOrange47,8237.47 sq mi (19.3 km2)July 1, 2001
AlturasCounty seatCityModoc2,8272.43 sq mi (6.3 km2)September 16, 1901
Amador CityCityAmador1850.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)June 2, 1915
American CanyonCityNapa19,4544.84 sq mi (12.5 km2)January 1, 1992
AnaheimCityOrange336,26549.84 sq mi (129.1 km2)March 18, 1876
AndersonCityShasta9,9326.37 sq mi (16.5 km2)January 16, 1956
Angels CampCityCalaveras3,8363.63 sq mi (9.4 km2)January 16, 1912
AntiochCityContra Costa102,37228.35 sq mi (73.4 km2)February 6, 1872
Apple ValleyTownSan Bernardino69,13573.19 sq mi (189.6 km2)November 28, 1988
ArcadiaCityLos Angeles56,36410.93 sq mi (28.3 km2)August 5, 1903
ArcataCityHumboldt17,2319.10 sq mi (23.6 km2)February 2, 1858
Arroyo GrandeCitySan Luis Obispo17,2525.84 sq mi (15.1 km2)July 10, 1911
ArtesiaCityLos Angeles16,5221.62 sq mi (4.2 km2)May 29, 1959
ArvinCityKern19,3044.82 sq mi (12.5 km2)December 21, 1960
AtascaderoCitySan Luis Obispo28,31025.64 sq mi (66.4 km2)July 2, 1979
AthertonTownSan Mateo6,9145.02 sq mi (13.0 km2)September 12, 1923
AtwaterCityMerced28,1686.09 sq mi (15.8 km2)August 16, 1922
AuburnCounty seatCityPlacer13,3307.14 sq mi (18.5 km2)May 2, 1888
AvalonCityLos Angeles3,7282.94 sq mi (7.6 km2)June 26, 1913
AvenalCityKings15,50519.42 sq mi (50.3 km2)September 11, 1979
AzusaCityLos Angeles46,3619.66 sq mi (25.0 km2)December 29, 1898
BakersfieldCounty seatCityKern347,483142.16 sq mi (368.2 km2)January 11, 1898
Baldwin ParkCityLos Angeles75,3906.63 sq mi (17.2 km2)January 25, 1956
BanningCityRiverside29,60323.10 sq mi (59.8 km2)February 6, 1913
BarstowCitySan Bernardino22,63941.38 sq mi (107.2 km2)September 30, 1947
BeaumontCityRiverside36,87730.91 sq mi (80.1 km2)November 18, 1912
BellCityLos Angeles35,4772.50 sq mi (6.5 km2)November 7, 1927
Bell GardensCityLos Angeles42,0722.46 sq mi (6.4 km2)August 1, 1961
BellflowerCityLos Angeles76,6166.12 sq mi (15.9 km2)September 3, 1957
BelmontCitySan Mateo25,8354.62 sq mi (12.0 km2)October 29, 1926
BelvedereCityMarin2,0680.52 sq mi (1.3 km2)December 24, 1896
BeniciaCitySolano26,99712.93 sq mi (33.5 km2)March 27, 1850
BerkeleyCityAlameda112,58010.47 sq mi (27.1 km2)April 4, 1878
Beverly HillsCityLos Angeles34,1095.71 sq mi (14.8 km2)January 28, 1914
Big Bear LakeCitySan Bernardino5,0196.35 sq mi (16.4 km2)November 28, 1980
BiggsCityButte1,7070.64 sq mi (1.7 km2)June 26, 1903
BishopCityInyo3,8791.86 sq mi (4.8 km2)May 6, 1903
Blue LakeCityHumboldt1,2530.59 sq mi (1.5 km2)April 23, 1910
BlytheCityRiverside20,81726.19 sq mi (67.8 km2)July 21, 1916
BradburyCityLos Angeles1,0481.96 sq mi (5.1 km2)July 26, 1957
BrawleyCityImperial24,9537.68 sq mi (19.9 km2)April 6, 1908
BreaCityOrange39,28212.08 sq mi (31.3 km2)February 23, 1917
BrentwoodCityContra Costa51,48114.79 sq mi (38.3 km2)January 21, 1948
BrisbaneCitySan Mateo4,2823.10 sq mi (8.0 km2)November 27, 1961
BuelltonCitySanta Barbara4,8281.58 sq mi (4.1 km2)February 1, 1992
Buena ParkCityOrange80,53010.52 sq mi (27.2 km2)January 27, 1953
BurbankCityLos Angeles103,34017.34 sq mi (44.9 km2)July 8, 1911
BurlingameCitySan Mateo28,8064.41 sq mi (11.4 km2)June 6, 1908
CalabasasCityLos Angeles23,05812.90 sq mi (33.4 km2)April 5, 1991
CalexicoCityImperial38,5728.39 sq mi (21.7 km2)April 16, 1908
California CityCityKern14,120203.52 sq mi (527.1 km2)December 10, 1965
CalimesaCityRiverside7,87914.85 sq mi (38.5 km2)December 1, 1990
CalipatriaCityImperial7,7053.72 sq mi (9.6 km2)February 28, 1919
CalistogaCityNapa5,1552.60 sq mi (6.7 km2)January 6, 1886
CamarilloCityVentura65,20119.53 sq mi (50.6 km2)March 28, 1964
CampbellCitySanta Clara39,3495.80 sq mi (15.0 km2)March 28, 1952
Canyon LakeCityRiverside10,5613.93 sq mi (10.2 km2)December 1, 1990
CapitolaCitySanta Cruz9,9181.59 sq mi (4.1 km2)January 11, 1949
CarlsbadCitySan Diego105,32837.72 sq mi (97.7 km2)July 16, 1952
Carmel-by-the-SeaCityMonterey3,7221.08 sq mi (2.8 km2)October 31, 1916
CarpinteriaCitySanta Barbara13,0402.59 sq mi (6.7 km2)September 28, 1965
CarsonCityLos Angeles91,71418.72 sq mi (48.5 km2)February 20, 1968
Cathedral CityCityRiverside51,20021.50 sq mi (55.7 km2)November 16, 1981
CeresCityStanislaus45,4178.01 sq mi (20.7 km2)February 25, 1918
CerritosCityLos Angeles49,0418.73 sq mi (22.6 km2)April 24, 1956
ChicoCityButte86,18732.92 sq mi (85.3 km2)January 8, 1872
ChinoCitySan Bernardino77,98329.64 sq mi (76.8 km2)February 28, 1910
Chino HillsCitySan Bernardino74,79944.68 sq mi (115.7 km2)December 1, 1991
ChowchillaCityMadera18,7207.66 sq mi (19.8 km2)February 7, 1923
Chula VistaCitySan Diego243,91649.63 sq mi (128.5 km2)November 28, 1911
Citrus HeightsCitySacramento83,30114.23 sq mi (36.9 km2)January 1, 1997
ClaremontCityLos Angeles34,92613.35 sq mi (34.6 km2)October 3, 1907
ClaytonCityContra Costa10,8973.84 sq mi (9.9 km2)March 18, 1964
ClearlakeCityLake15,25010.13 sq mi (26.2 km2)November 14, 1980
CloverdaleCitySonoma8,6182.65 sq mi (6.9 km2)February 28, 1872
ClovisCityFresno95,63123.28 sq mi (60.3 km2)February 27, 1912
CoachellaCityRiverside40,70428.95 sq mi (75.0 km2)December 13, 1946
CoalingaCityFresno13,3806.12 sq mi (15.9 km2)April 3, 1906
ColfaxCityPlacer1,9631.41 sq mi (3.7 km2)February 23, 1910
ColmaTownSan Mateo1,7921.91 sq mi (4.9 km2)August 5, 1924
ColtonCitySan Bernardino52,15415.32 sq mi (39.7 km2)July 11, 1887
ColusaCounty seatCityColusa5,9711.83 sq mi (4.7 km2)June 16, 1868
CommerceCityLos Angeles12,8236.54 sq mi (16.9 km2)January 28, 1960
ComptonCityLos Angeles96,45510.01 sq mi (25.9 km2)May 11, 1888
ConcordCityContra Costa122,06730.55 sq mi (79.1 km2)February 9, 1905
CorcoranCityKings24,8137.47 sq mi (19.3 km2)August 11, 1914
CorningCityTehama7,6633.55 sq mi (9.2 km2)August 6, 1907
CoronaCityRiverside152,37438.83 sq mi (100.6 km2)July 13, 1896
CoronadoCitySan Diego24,6977.93 sq mi (20.5 km2)December 11, 1890
Corte MaderaTownMarin9,2533.16 sq mi (8.2 km2)June 10, 1916
Costa MesaCityOrange109,96015.65 sq mi (40.5 km2)June 29, 1953
CotatiCitySonoma7,2651.88 sq mi (4.9 km2)July 16, 1963
CovinaCityLos Angeles47,7967.03 sq mi (18.2 km2)August 14, 1901
Crescent CityCounty seatCityDel Norte7,6431.96 sq mi (5.1 km2)April 13, 1854
CudahyCityLos Angeles23,8051.18 sq mi (3.1 km2)November 10, 1960
Culver CityCityLos Angeles38,8835.11 sq mi (13.2 km2)September 7, 1917
CupertinoCitySanta Clara58,30211.26 sq mi (29.2 km2)October 10, 1955
CypressCityOrange47,8026.58 sq mi (17.0 km2)July 24, 1956
Daly CityCitySan Mateo101,1237.66 sq mi (19.8 km2)March 22, 1911
Dana PointCityOrange33,3516.50 sq mi (16.8 km2)January 1, 1989
DanvilleTownContra Costa42,03918.03 sq mi (46.7 km2)July 1, 1982
DavisCityYolo65,6229.89 sq mi (25.6 km2)March 28, 1917
Del MarCitySan Diego4,1611.71 sq mi (4.4 km2)July 15, 1959
Del Rey OaksCityMonterey1,6240.48 sq mi (1.2 km2)September 3, 1953
DelanoCityKern53,04114.30 sq mi (37.0 km2)April 13, 1915
Desert Hot SpringsCityRiverside25,93823.62 sq mi (61.2 km2)September 25, 1963
Diamond BarCityLos Angeles55,54414.88 sq mi (38.5 km2)April 18, 1989
DinubaCityTulare21,4536.47 sq mi (16.8 km2)January 6, 1906
DixonCitySolano18,3517.00 sq mi (18.1 km2)March 30, 1878
DorrisCitySiskiyou9390.70 sq mi (1.8 km2)December 23, 1908
Dos PalosCityMerced4,9501.35 sq mi (3.5 km2)May 24, 1935
DowneyCityLos Angeles111,77212.41 sq mi (32.1 km2)December 17, 1956
DuarteCityLos Angeles21,3216.69 sq mi (17.3 km2)August 22, 1957
DublinCityAlameda46,03614.91 sq mi (38.6 km2)February 1, 1982
DunsmuirCitySiskiyou1,6501.70 sq mi (4.4 km2)August 7, 1909
East Palo AltoCitySan Mateo28,1552.51 sq mi (6.5 km2)July 1, 1983
EastvaleCityRiverside53,670[9]13.1 sq mi (34 km2)[9]October 1, 2010
El CajonCitySan Diego99,47814.43 sq mi (37.4 km2)November 12, 1912
El CentroCounty seatCityImperial42,59811.08 sq mi (28.7 km2)April 16, 1908
El CerritoCityContra Costa23,5493.69 sq mi (9.6 km2)August 23, 1917
El MonteCityLos Angeles113,4759.56 sq mi (24.8 km2)November 18, 1912
El SegundoCityLos Angeles16,6545.46 sq mi (14.1 km2)January 18, 1917
Elk GroveCitySacramento153,01542.19 sq mi (109.3 km2)July 1, 2000
EmeryvilleCityAlameda10,0801.25 sq mi (3.2 km2)December 8, 1896
EncinitasCitySan Diego59,51818.81 sq mi (48.7 km2)October 1, 1986
EscalonCitySan Joaquin7,1322.30 sq mi (6.0 km2)March 12, 1957
EscondidoCitySan Diego143,91136.81 sq mi (95.3 km2)October 8, 1888
EtnaCitySiskiyou7370.76 sq mi (2.0 km2)March 13, 1878
EurekaCounty seatCityHumboldt27,1919.38 sq mi (24.3 km2)April 18, 1856
ExeterCityTulare10,3342.46 sq mi (6.4 km2)March 2, 1911
FairfaxTownMarin7,4412.20 sq mi (5.7 km2)March 2, 1931
FairfieldCounty seatCitySolano105,32137.39 sq mi (96.8 km2)December 12, 1903
FarmersvilleCityTulare10,5882.26 sq mi (5.9 km2)October 5, 1960
FerndaleCityHumboldt1,3711.03 sq mi (2.7 km2)August 28, 1893
FillmoreCityVentura15,0023.36 sq mi (8.7 km2)July 10, 1914
FirebaughCityFresno7,5493.46 sq mi (9.0 km2)September 17, 1914
FolsomCitySacramento72,20321.95 sq mi (56.9 km2)April 20, 1946
FontanaCitySan Bernardino196,06942.43 sq mi (109.9 km2)June 25, 1952
Fort BraggCityMendocino7,2732.75 sq mi (7.1 km2)August 5, 1889
Fort JonesCitySiskiyou8390.60 sq mi (1.6 km2)March 16, 1872
FortunaCityHumboldt11,9264.85 sq mi (12.6 km2)January 20, 1906
Foster CityCitySan Mateo30,5673.76 sq mi (9.7 km2)April 27, 1971
Fountain ValleyCityOrange55,3139.02 sq mi (23.4 km2)June 13, 1957
FowlerCityFresno5,5702.53 sq mi (6.6 km2)June 15, 1908
FremontCityAlameda214,08977.46 sq mi (200.6 km2)January 23, 1956
FresnoCounty seatCityFresno494,665111.96 sq mi (290.0 km2)October 12, 1885
FullertonCityOrange135,16122.35 sq mi (57.9 km2)February 15, 1904
GaltCitySacramento23,6475.93 sq mi (15.4 km2)August 16, 1946
Garden GroveCityOrange170,88317.94 sq mi (46.5 km2)June 18, 1956
GardenaCityLos Angeles58,8295.83 sq mi (15.1 km2)September 11, 1930
GilroyCitySanta Clara48,82116.15 sq mi (41.8 km2)March 12, 1870
GlendaleCityLos Angeles191,71930.45 sq mi (78.9 km2)February 15, 1906
GlendoraCityLos Angeles50,07319.39 sq mi (50.2 km2)November 13, 1911
GoletaCitySanta Barbara29,8887.90 sq mi (20.5 km2)February 1, 2002
GonzalesCityMonterey8,1871.92 sq mi (5.0 km2)January 14, 1947
Grand TerraceCitySan Bernardino12,0403.50 sq mi (9.1 km2)November 30, 1978
Grass ValleyCityNevada12,8604.74 sq mi (12.3 km2)March 13, 1893
GreenfieldCityMonterey16,3302.14 sq mi (5.5 km2)January 7, 1947
GridleyCityButte6,5842.07 sq mi (5.4 km2)November 23, 1905
Grover BeachCitySan Luis Obispo13,1562.31 sq mi (6.0 km2)December 21, 1959
GuadalupeCitySanta Barbara7,0801.31 sq mi (3.4 km2)August 3, 1946
GustineCityMerced5,5201.55 sq mi (4.0 km2)November 11, 1915
Half Moon BayCitySan Mateo11,3246.42 sq mi (16.6 km2)July 15, 1959
HanfordCounty seatCityKings53,96716.59 sq mi (43.0 km2)August 12, 1891
Hawaiian GardensCityLos Angeles14,2540.95 sq mi (2.5 km2)April 9, 1964
HawthorneCityLos Angeles84,2936.08 sq mi (15.7 km2)July 12, 1922
HaywardCityAlameda144,18645.32 sq mi (117.4 km2)March 11, 1876
HealdsburgCitySonoma11,2544.46 sq mi (11.6 km2)February 20, 1867
HemetCityRiverside78,65727.85 sq mi (72.1 km2)January 20, 1910
HerculesCityContra Costa24,0606.21 sq mi (16.1 km2)December 15, 1900
Hermosa BeachCityLos Angeles19,5061.43 sq mi (3.7 km2)January 14, 1907
HesperiaCitySan Bernardino90,17373.10 sq mi (189.3 km2)July 1, 1988
Hidden HillsCityLos Angeles1,8561.69 sq mi (4.4 km2)January 19, 1961
HighlandCitySan Bernardino53,10418.76 sq mi (48.6 km2)November 24, 1987
HillsboroughTownSan Mateo10,8256.19 sq mi (16.0 km2)May 5, 1910
HollisterCounty seatCitySan Benito34,9287.29 sq mi (18.9 km2)March 26, 1872
HoltvilleCityImperial5,9391.15 sq mi (3.0 km2)July 1, 1908
HughsonCityStanislaus6,6401.82 sq mi (4.7 km2)December 9, 1972
Huntington BeachCityOrange189,99226.75 sq mi (69.3 km2)February 17, 1909
Huntington ParkCityLos Angeles58,1143.01 sq mi (7.8 km2)September 1, 1906
HuronCityFresno6,7541.59 sq mi (4.1 km2)May 3, 1951
ImperialCityImperial14,7585.86 sq mi (15.2 km2)July 12, 1904
Imperial BeachCitySan Diego26,3244.16 sq mi (10.8 km2)July 18, 1956
Indian WellsCityRiverside4,95814.32 sq mi (37.1 km2)July 14, 1967
IndioCityRiverside76,03629.18 sq mi (75.6 km2)May 16, 1930
IndustryCityLos Angeles21911.78 sq mi (30.5 km2)June 18, 1957
InglewoodCityLos Angeles109,6739.07 sq mi (23.5 km2)February 7, 1908
IoneCityAmador7,9184.76 sq mi (12.3 km2)March 23, 1953
IrvineCityOrange212,37566.11 sq mi (171.2 km2)December 28, 1971
IrwindaleCityLos Angeles1,4228.83 sq mi (22.9 km2)August 6, 1957
IsletonCitySacramento8040.44 sq mi (1.1 km2)May 14, 1923
JacksonCounty seatCityAmador4,6513.73 sq mi (9.7 km2)December 5, 1905
Jurupa ValleyCityRiverside95,004[10]43.7 sq mi (113 km2)[10]July 1, 2011
KermanCityFresno13,5443.23 sq mi (8.4 km2)July 2, 1946
King CityCityMonterey12,8743.84 sq mi (9.9 km2)February 9, 1911
KingsburgCityFresno11,3822.83 sq mi (7.3 km2)May 29, 1908
La Cañada FlintridgeCityLos Angeles20,2468.63 sq mi (22.4 km2)November 30, 1976
La HabraCityOrange60,2397.37 sq mi (19.1 km2)January 20, 1925
La Habra HeightsCityLos Angeles5,3256.16 sq mi (16.0 km2)December 4, 1978
La MesaCitySan Diego57,0659.08 sq mi (23.5 km2)February 16, 1912
La MiradaCityLos Angeles48,5277.84 sq mi (20.3 km2)March 23, 1960
La PalmaCityOrange15,5681.81 sq mi (4.7 km2)October 26, 1955
La PuenteCityLos Angeles39,8163.48 sq mi (9.0 km2)August 1, 1956
La QuintaCityRiverside37,46735.12 sq mi (91.0 km2)May 1, 1982
La VerneCityLos Angeles31,0638.43 sq mi (21.8 km2)August 20, 1906
LafayetteCityContra Costa23,89315.22 sq mi (39.4 km2)July 29, 1968
Laguna BeachCityOrange22,7238.85 sq mi (22.9 km2)June 29, 1927
Laguna HillsCityOrange30,3446.67 sq mi (17.3 km2)December 20, 1991
Laguna NiguelCityOrange62,97914.83 sq mi (38.4 km2)December 1, 1989
Laguna WoodsCityOrange16,1923.12 sq mi (8.1 km2)March 24, 1999
Lake ElsinoreCityRiverside51,82136.21 sq mi (93.8 km2)April 9, 1888
Lake ForestCityOrange77,26417.82 sq mi (46.2 km2)December 20, 1991
LakeportCounty seatCityLake4,7533.06 sq mi (7.9 km2)April 30, 1888
LakewoodCityLos Angeles80,0489.41 sq mi (24.4 km2)April 16, 1954
LancasterCityLos Angeles156,63394.28 sq mi (244.2 km2)November 22, 1977
LarkspurCityMarin11,9263.03 sq mi (7.8 km2)March 1, 1908
LathropCitySan Joaquin18,02321.93 sq mi (56.8 km2)July 1, 1989
LawndaleCityLos Angeles32,7691.97 sq mi (5.1 km2)December 28, 1959
Lemon GroveCitySan Diego25,3203.88 sq mi (10.0 km2)July 1, 1977
LemooreCityKings24,5318.52 sq mi (22.1 km2)July 4, 1900
LincolnCityPlacer42,81920.11 sq mi (52.1 km2)August 7, 1890
LindsayCityTulare11,7682.61 sq mi (6.8 km2)February 28, 1910
Live OakCitySutter8,3921.87 sq mi (4.8 km2)January 22, 1947
LivermoreCityAlameda80,96825.17 sq mi (65.2 km2)April 1, 1876
LivingstonCityMerced13,0583.72 sq mi (9.6 km2)September 11, 1922
LodiCitySan Joaquin62,13413.61 sq mi (35.2 km2)December 6, 1906
Loma LindaCitySan Bernardino23,2617.52 sq mi (19.5 km2)September 29, 1970
LomitaCityLos Angeles20,2561.91 sq mi (4.9 km2)June 30, 1964
LompocCitySanta Barbara42,43411.60 sq mi (30.0 km2)August 13, 1888
Long BeachCityLos Angeles462,25750.29 sq mi (130.3 km2)December 13, 1897
LoomisTownPlacer6,4307.27 sq mi (18.8 km2)December 17, 1984
Los AlamitosCityOrange11,4494.05 sq mi (10.5 km2)March 1, 1960
Los AltosCitySanta Clara28,9766.49 sq mi (16.8 km2)December 1, 1952
Los Altos HillsTownSanta Clara7,9228.80 sq mi (22.8 km2)January 27, 1956
Los AngelesCounty seatCityLos Angeles3,792,621468.67 sq mi (1,213.8 km2)April 4, 1850
Los BanosCityMerced35,9729.99 sq mi (25.9 km2)May 8, 1907
Los GatosTownSanta Clara29,41311.08 sq mi (28.7 km2)August 10, 1887
LoyaltonCitySierra7690.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)July 21, 1901
LynwoodCityLos Angeles69,7724.84 sq mi (12.5 km2)July 21, 1921
MaderaCounty seatCityMadera61,41615.79 sq mi (40.9 km2)March 27, 1907
MalibuCityLos Angeles12,64519.78 sq mi (51.2 km2)March 28, 1991
Mammoth LakesTownMono8,23424.87 sq mi (64.4 km2)August 20, 1984
Manhattan BeachCityLos Angeles35,1353.94 sq mi (10.2 km2)December 12, 1912
MantecaCitySan Joaquin67,09617.73 sq mi (45.9 km2)June 5, 1918
MaricopaCityKern1,1541.50 sq mi (3.9 km2)July 25, 1911
MarinaCityMonterey19,7188.88 sq mi (23.0 km2)November 13, 1975
MartinezCounty seatCityContra Costa35,82412.13 sq mi (31.4 km2)April 1, 1876
MarysvilleCounty seatCityYuba12,0723.46 sq mi (9.0 km2)February 5, 1851
MaywoodCityLos Angeles27,3951.18 sq mi (3.1 km2)September 2, 1924
McFarlandCityKern12,7072.67 sq mi (6.9 km2)July 18, 1957
MendotaCityFresno11,0143.28 sq mi (8.5 km2)June 17, 1942
MenifeeCityRiverside77,51946.47 sq mi (120.4 km2)October 1, 2008
Menlo ParkCitySan Mateo32,0269.79 sq mi (25.4 km2)November 23, 1927
MercedCounty seatCityMerced78,95823.32 sq mi (60.4 km2)April 1, 1889
Mill ValleyCityMarin13,9034.76 sq mi (12.3 km2)September 1, 1900
MillbraeCitySan Mateo21,5323.25 sq mi (8.4 km2)January 14, 1948
MilpitasCitySanta Clara66,79013.59 sq mi (35.2 km2)January 26, 1954
Mission ViejoCityOrange93,30517.74 sq mi (45.9 km2)March 31, 1988
ModestoCounty seatCityStanislaus201,16536.87 sq mi (95.5 km2)August 6, 1884
MonroviaCityLos Angeles36,59013.60 sq mi (35.2 km2)December 15, 1887
MontagueCitySiskiyou1,4431.78 sq mi (4.6 km2)January 28, 1909
MontclairCitySan Bernardino36,6645.52 sq mi (14.3 km2)April 25, 1956
Monte SerenoCitySanta Clara3,3411.62 sq mi (4.2 km2)May 14, 1957
MontebelloCityLos Angeles62,5008.33 sq mi (21.6 km2)October 16, 1920
MontereyCityMonterey27,8108.47 sq mi (21.9 km2)June 14, 1890
Monterey ParkCityLos Angeles60,2697.67 sq mi (19.9 km2)May 29, 1916
MoorparkCityVentura34,42112.58 sq mi (32.6 km2)July 1, 1983
MoragaTownContra Costa16,0169.43 sq mi (24.4 km2)November 13, 1974
Moreno ValleyCityRiverside193,36551.27 sq mi (132.8 km2)December 3, 1984
Morgan HillCitySanta Clara37,88212.88 sq mi (33.4 km2)November 10, 1906
Morro BayCitySan Luis Obispo10,2345.30 sq mi (13.7 km2)July 17, 1964
Mount ShastaCitySiskiyou3,3943.77 sq mi (9.8 km2)May 31, 1905
Mountain ViewCitySanta Clara74,06612.00 sq mi (31.1 km2)November 7, 1902
MurrietaCityRiverside103,46633.58 sq mi (87.0 km2)July 1, 1991
NapaCounty seatCityNapa76,91517.84 sq mi (46.2 km2)March 23, 1872
National CityCitySan Diego58,5827.28 sq mi (18.9 km2)September 17, 1887
NeedlesCitySan Bernardino4,84430.81 sq mi (79.8 km2)October 30, 1913
Nevada CityCounty seatCityNevada3,0682.19 sq mi (5.7 km2)April 19, 1856
NewarkCityAlameda42,57313.87 sq mi (35.9 km2)September 22, 1955
NewmanCityStanislaus10,2242.10 sq mi (5.4 km2)June 10, 1908
Newport BeachCityOrange85,18623.80 sq mi (61.6 km2)September 1, 1906
NorcoCityRiverside27,06313.96 sq mi (36.2 km2)December 28, 1964
NorwalkCityLos Angeles105,5499.71 sq mi (25.1 km2)August 26, 1957
NovatoCityMarin51,90427.44 sq mi (71.1 km2)January 20, 1960
OakdaleCityStanislaus20,6756.04 sq mi (15.6 km2)November 24, 1906
OaklandCounty seatCityAlameda390,72455.79 sq mi (144.5 km2)May 4, 1852
OakleyCityContra Costa35,43215.85 sq mi (41.1 km2)July 1, 1999
OceansideCitySan Diego167,08641.23 sq mi (106.8 km2)July 3, 1888
OjaiCityVentura7,4614.39 sq mi (11.4 km2)August 5, 1921
OntarioCitySan Bernardino163,92449.94 sq mi (129.3 km2)December 10, 1891
OrangeCityOrange134,61624.80 sq mi (64.2 km2)April 6, 1888
Orange CoveCityFresno9,0781.91 sq mi (4.9 km2)January 20, 1948
OrindaCityContra Costa17,64312.68 sq mi (32.8 km2)July 1, 1985
OrlandCityGlenn7,2912.97 sq mi (7.7 km2)November 11, 1909
OrovilleCounty seatCityButte15,54612.99 sq mi (33.6 km2)January 3, 1906
OxnardCityVentura197,89926.89 sq mi (69.6 km2)June 30, 1903
Pacific GroveCityMonterey15,0412.86 sq mi (7.4 km2)July 5, 1889
PacificaCitySan Mateo37,23412.66 sq mi (32.8 km2)November 22, 1957
Palm DesertCityRiverside48,44526.81 sq mi (69.4 km2)November 26, 1973
Palm SpringsCityRiverside44,55294.12 sq mi (243.8 km2)April 20, 1938
PalmdaleCityLos Angeles152,750105.96 sq mi (274.4 km2)August 24, 1962
Palo AltoCitySanta Clara64,40323.88 sq mi (61.8 km2)April 23, 1894
Palos Verdes EstatesCityLos Angeles13,4384.77 sq mi (12.4 km2)December 20, 1939
ParadiseTownButte26,21818.31 sq mi (47.4 km2)November 27, 1979
ParamountCityLos Angeles54,0984.73 sq mi (12.3 km2)January 30, 1957
ParlierCityFresno14,4942.19 sq mi (5.7 km2)November 15, 1921
PasadenaCityLos Angeles137,12222.97 sq mi (59.5 km2)June 19, 1886
Paso RoblesCitySan Luis Obispo29,79319.12 sq mi (49.5 km2)March 11, 1889
PattersonCityStanislaus20,4135.95 sq mi (15.4 km2)December 22, 1919
PerrisCityRiverside68,38631.39 sq mi (81.3 km2)May 26, 1911
PetalumaCitySonoma57,94114.38 sq mi (37.2 km2)April 12, 1858
Pico RiveraCityLos Angeles62,9428.30 sq mi (21.5 km2)January 29, 1958
PiedmontCityAlameda10,6671.68 sq mi (4.4 km2)January 31, 1907
PinoleCityContra Costa18,3905.32 sq mi (13.8 km2)June 25, 1903
Pismo BeachCitySan Luis Obispo7,6553.60 sq mi (9.3 km2)April 25, 1946
PittsburgCityContra Costa63,26417.22 sq mi (44.6 km2)June 25, 1903
PlacentiaCityOrange50,5336.57 sq mi (17.0 km2)December 2, 1926
PlacervilleCounty seatCityEl Dorado10,3895.81 sq mi (15.0 km2)May 13, 1854
Pleasant HillCityContra Costa33,1527.07 sq mi (18.3 km2)November 14, 1961
PleasantonCityAlameda70,28524.11 sq mi (62.4 km2)June 18, 1894
PlymouthCityAmador1,0050.93 sq mi (2.4 km2)February 8, 1917
Point ArenaCityMendocino4491.35 sq mi (3.5 km2)July 11, 1908
PomonaCityLos Angeles149,05822.95 sq mi (59.4 km2)January 6, 1888
Port HuenemeCityVentura21,7234.45 sq mi (11.5 km2)March 24, 1948
PortervilleCityTulare54,16517.61 sq mi (45.6 km2)May 7, 1902
PortolaCityPlumas2,1045.41 sq mi (14.0 km2)May 16, 1946
Portola ValleyTownSan Mateo4,3539.09 sq mi (23.5 km2)July 14, 1964
PowayCitySan Diego47,81139.08 sq mi (101.2 km2)December 1, 1980
Rancho CordovaCitySacramento64,77633.51 sq mi (86.8 km2)July 1, 2003
Rancho CucamongaCitySan Bernardino165,26939.85 sq mi (103.2 km2)November 30, 1977
Rancho MirageCityRiverside17,21824.45 sq mi (63.3 km2)August 3, 1973
Rancho Palos VerdesCityLos Angeles41,64313.46 sq mi (34.9 km2)September 7, 1973
Rancho Santa MargaritaCityOrange47,85312.96 sq mi (33.6 km2)January 1, 2000
Red BluffCounty seatCityTehama14,0767.56 sq mi (19.6 km2)March 31, 1876
ReddingCounty seatCityShasta89,86159.65 sq mi (154.5 km2)October 4, 1887
RedlandsCitySan Bernardino68,74736.13 sq mi (93.6 km2)December 3, 1888
Redondo BeachCityLos Angeles66,7476.20 sq mi (16.1 km2)April 29, 1892
Redwood CityCounty seatCitySan Mateo76,81519.42 sq mi (50.3 km2)May 11, 1867
ReedleyCityFresno24,1945.08 sq mi (13.2 km2)February 18, 1913
RialtoCitySan Bernardino99,17122.35 sq mi (57.9 km2)November 17, 1911
RichmondCityContra Costa103,70130.07 sq mi (77.9 km2)August 7, 1905
RidgecrestCityKern27,61620.77 sq mi (53.8 km2)November 29, 1963
Rio DellCityHumboldt3,3682.28 sq mi (5.9 km2)February 23, 1965
Rio VistaCitySolano7,3606.69 sq mi (17.3 km2)January 6, 1894
RiponCitySan Joaquin14,2975.30 sq mi (13.7 km2)November 27, 1945
RiverbankCityStanislaus22,6784.09 sq mi (10.6 km2)August 23, 1922
RiversideCounty seatCityRiverside303,87181.14 sq mi (210.2 km2)October 11, 1883
RocklinCityPlacer56,97419.54 sq mi (50.6 km2)February 24, 1893
Rohnert ParkCitySonoma40,9717.00 sq mi (18.1 km2)August 28, 1962
Rolling HillsCityLos Angeles1,8602.99 sq mi (7.7 km2)January 24, 1957
Rolling Hills EstatesCityLos Angeles8,0673.57 sq mi (9.2 km2)September 18, 1957
RosemeadCityLos Angeles53,7645.16 sq mi (13.4 km2)August 4, 1959
RosevilleCityPlacer118,78836.22 sq mi (93.8 km2)April 10, 1909
RossTownMarin2,4151.56 sq mi (4.0 km2)August 21, 1908
SacramentoCounty seatCitySacramento466,48897.92 sq mi (253.6 km2)February 27, 1850
SalinasCounty seatCityMonterey150,44123.18 sq mi (60.0 km2)March 4, 1874
San AnselmoTownMarin12,3362.68 sq mi (6.9 km2)April 9, 1907
San BernardinoCounty seatCitySan Bernardino209,92459.20 sq mi (153.3 km2)August 10, 1869
San BrunoCitySan Mateo41,1145.48 sq mi (14.2 km2)December 23, 1914
San CarlosCitySan Mateo28,4065.54 sq mi (14.3 km2)July 8, 1925
San ClementeCityOrange63,52218.71 sq mi (48.5 km2)February 28, 1928
San DiegoCounty seatCitySan Diego1,301,617325.19 sq mi (842.2 km2)March 27, 1850
San DimasCityLos Angeles33,37115.04 sq mi (39.0 km2)August 4, 1960
San FernandoCityLos Angeles23,6452.37 sq mi (6.1 km2)August 31, 1911
San FranciscoCounty seatCity and countySan Francisco805,23546.87 sq mi (121.4 km2)April 15, 1850[11]
San GabrielCityLos Angeles39,7184.14 sq mi (10.7 km2)April 24, 1913
San JacintoCityRiverside44,19925.72 sq mi (66.6 km2)April 20, 1888
San JoaquinCityFresno4,0011.15 sq mi (3.0 km2)February 14, 1920
San JoseCounty seatCitySanta Clara945,942176.53 sq mi (457.2 km2)March 27, 1850
San Juan BautistaCitySan Benito1,8620.71 sq mi (1.8 km2)May 4, 1896
San Juan CapistranoCityOrange34,59314.12 sq mi (36.6 km2)April 19, 1961
San LeandroCityAlameda84,95013.34 sq mi (34.6 km2)March 21, 1872
San Luis ObispoCounty seatCitySan Luis Obispo45,11912.78 sq mi (33.1 km2)February 16, 1856
San MarcosCitySan Diego83,78124.37 sq mi (63.1 km2)January 28, 1963
San MarinoCityLos Angeles13,1473.77 sq mi (9.8 km2)April 25, 1913
San MateoCitySan Mateo97,20712.13 sq mi (31.4 km2)September 4, 1894
San PabloCityContra Costa29,1392.63 sq mi (6.8 km2)April 27, 1948
San RafaelCounty seatCityMarin57,71316.47 sq mi (42.7 km2)February 18, 1874
San RamonCityContra Costa72,14818.06 sq mi (46.8 km2)July 1, 1983
Sand CityCityMonterey3340.56 sq mi (1.5 km2)May 31, 1960
SangerCityFresno24,2705.52 sq mi (14.3 km2)May 9, 1911
Santa AnaCounty seatCityOrange324,52827.27 sq mi (70.6 km2)June 1, 1886
Santa BarbaraCounty seatCitySanta Barbara88,41019.47 sq mi (50.4 km2)April 9, 1850
Santa ClaraCitySanta Clara116,46818.41 sq mi (47.7 km2)July 5, 1852
Santa ClaritaCityLos Angeles176,32052.72 sq mi (136.5 km2)December 15, 1987
Santa CruzCounty seatCitySanta Cruz59,94612.74 sq mi (33.0 km2)March 31, 1866
Santa Fe SpringsCityLos Angeles16,2238.87 sq mi (23.0 km2)May 15, 1957
Santa MariaCitySanta Barbara99,55322.76 sq mi (58.9 km2)September 12, 1905
Santa MonicaCityLos Angeles89,7368.41 sq mi (21.8 km2)November 30, 1886
Santa PaulaCityVentura29,3214.59 sq mi (11.9 km2)April 22, 1902
Santa RosaCounty seatCitySonoma167,81541.29 sq mi (106.9 km2)March 26, 1868
SanteeCitySan Diego53,41316.24 sq mi (42.1 km2)December 1, 1980
SaratogaCitySanta Clara29,92612.38 sq mi (32.1 km2)October 22, 1956
SausalitoCityMarin7,0611.77 sq mi (4.6 km2)September 4, 1893
Scotts ValleyCitySanta Cruz11,5804.59 sq mi (11.9 km2)August 2, 1966
Seal BeachCityOrange24,16811.29 sq mi (29.2 km2)October 27, 1915
SeasideCityMonterey33,0259.24 sq mi (23.9 km2)October 13, 1954
SebastopolCitySonoma7,3791.85 sq mi (4.8 km2)June 13, 1902
SelmaCityFresno23,2195.14 sq mi (13.3 km2)March 15, 1893
ShafterCityKern16,98827.94 sq mi (72.4 km2)January 20, 1938
Shasta LakeCityShasta10,16410.92 sq mi (28.3 km2)July 2, 1993
Sierra MadreCityLos Angeles10,9172.95 sq mi (7.6 km2)February 2, 1907
Signal HillCityLos Angeles11,0162.19 sq mi (5.7 km2)April 22, 1924
Simi ValleyCityVentura124,23741.48 sq mi (107.4 km2)October 10, 1969
Solana BeachCitySan Diego12,8673.52 sq mi (9.1 km2)July 1, 1986
SoledadCityMonterey25,7384.41 sq mi (11.4 km2)March 9, 1921
SolvangCitySanta Barbara5,2452.43 sq mi (6.3 km2)May 1, 1985
SonomaCitySonoma10,6482.74 sq mi (7.1 km2)September 3, 1883
SonoraCounty seatCityTuolumne4,9033.06 sq mi (7.9 km2)May 1, 1851
South El MonteCityLos Angeles20,1162.84 sq mi (7.4 km2)July 30, 1958
South GateCityLos Angeles94,3967.24 sq mi (18.8 km2)January 20, 1923
South Lake TahoeCityEl Dorado21,40310.16 sq mi (26.3 km2)November 30, 1965
South PasadenaCityLos Angeles25,6193.41 sq mi (8.8 km2)March 2, 1888
South San FranciscoCitySan Mateo63,6329.14 sq mi (23.7 km2)September 19, 1908
St. HelenaCityNapa5,8144.99 sq mi (12.9 km2)March 24, 1876
StantonCityOrange38,1863.15 sq mi (8.2 km2)June 4, 1956
StocktonCounty seatCitySan Joaquin291,70761.67 sq mi (159.7 km2)July 23, 1850
Suisun CityCitySolano28,1114.11 sq mi (10.6 km2)October 9, 1868
SunnyvaleCitySanta Clara140,08121.99 sq mi (57.0 km2)December 24, 1912
SusanvilleCounty seatCityLassen17,9477.93 sq mi (20.5 km2)August 24, 1900
Sutter CreekCityAmador2,5012.56 sq mi (6.6 km2)February 11, 1913
TaftCityKern9,32715.11 sq mi (39.1 km2)November 7, 1910
TehachapiCityKern14,4149.87 sq mi (25.6 km2)August 13, 1909
TehamaCityTehama4180.79 sq mi (2.0 km2)July 5, 1906
TemeculaCityRiverside100,09730.15 sq mi (78.1 km2)December 1, 1989
Temple CityCityLos Angeles35,5584.01 sq mi (10.4 km2)May 25, 1960
Thousand OaksCityVentura126,68355.03 sq mi (142.5 km2)October 7, 1964
TiburonTownMarin8,9624.43 sq mi (11.5 km2)June 23, 1964
TorranceCityLos Angeles145,53820.48 sq mi (53.0 km2)May 21, 1921
TracyCitySan Joaquin82,92222.00 sq mi (57.0 km2)July 22, 1910
TrinidadCityHumboldt3670.48 sq mi (1.2 km2)November 7, 1870
TruckeeTownNevada16,18032.32 sq mi (83.7 km2)March 23, 1993
TulareCityTulare59,27820.93 sq mi (54.2 km2)April 5, 1888
TulelakeCitySiskiyou1,0100.41 sq mi (1.1 km2)March 1, 1937
TurlockCityStanislaus68,54916.93 sq mi (43.8 km2)February 15, 1908
TustinCityOrange75,54011.08 sq mi (28.7 km2)September 21, 1927
Twentynine PalmsCitySan Bernardino25,04859.14 sq mi (153.2 km2)November 23, 1987
UkiahCounty seatCityMendocino16,0754.67 sq mi (12.1 km2)March 8, 1876
Union CityCityAlameda69,51619.47 sq mi (50.4 km2)January 26, 1959
UplandCitySan Bernardino73,73215.62 sq mi (40.5 km2)May 15, 1906
VacavilleCitySolano92,42828.37 sq mi (73.5 km2)August 9, 1892
VallejoCitySolano115,94230.67 sq mi (79.4 km2)March 30, 1868
VenturaCounty seatCityVentura106,43321.65 sq mi (56.1 km2)April 2, 1866
VernonCityLos Angeles1124.97 sq mi (12.9 km2)September 22, 1905
VictorvilleCitySan Bernardino115,90373.18 sq mi (189.5 km2)September 21, 1962
Villa ParkCityOrange5,8122.08 sq mi (5.4 km2)January 11, 1962
VisaliaCounty seatCityTulare124,44236.25 sq mi (93.9 km2)February 27, 1874
VistaCitySan Diego93,83418.68 sq mi (48.4 km2)January 28, 1963
WalnutCityLos Angeles29,1728.99 sq mi (23.3 km2)January 19, 1959
Walnut CreekCityContra Costa64,17319.76 sq mi (51.2 km2)October 21, 1914
WascoCityKern25,5459.43 sq mi (24.4 km2)December 22, 1945
WaterfordCityStanislaus8,4562.33 sq mi (6.0 km2)November 7, 1969
WatsonvilleCitySanta Cruz51,1996.69 sq mi (17.3 km2)March 30, 1868
WeedCitySiskiyou2,9674.79 sq mi (12.4 km2)January 25, 1961
West CovinaCityLos Angeles106,09816.04 sq mi (41.5 km2)February 17, 1923
West HollywoodCityLos Angeles34,3991.89 sq mi (4.9 km2)November 29, 1984
West SacramentoCityYolo48,74421.43 sq mi (55.5 km2)January 1, 1987
Westlake VillageCityLos Angeles8,2705.19 sq mi (13.4 km2)December 11, 1981
WestminsterCityOrange89,70110.05 sq mi (26.0 km2)March 27, 1957
WestmorlandCityImperial2,2250.59 sq mi (1.5 km2)June 30, 1934
WheatlandCityYuba3,4561.48 sq mi (3.8 km2)April 23, 1874
WhittierCityLos Angeles85,33114.65 sq mi (37.9 km2)February 25, 1898
WildomarCityRiverside32,17623.69 sq mi (61.4 km2)July 1, 2008
WilliamsCityColusa5,1235.44 sq mi (14.1 km2)May 17, 1920
WillitsCityMendocino4,8882.80 sq mi (7.3 km2)November 19, 1888
WillowsCounty seatCityGlenn6,1662.85 sq mi (7.4 km2)January 16, 1886
WindsorTownSonoma26,8017.27 sq mi (18.8 km2)July 1, 1992
WintersCityYolo6,6242.91 sq mi (7.5 km2)February 9, 1898
WoodlakeCityTulare7,2792.25 sq mi (5.8 km2)September 23, 1941
WoodlandCounty seatCityYolo55,46815.30 sq mi (39.6 km2)February 22, 1871
WoodsideTownSan Mateo5,28711.73 sq mi (30.4 km2)November 16, 1956
Yorba LindaCityOrange64,23419.48 sq mi (50.5 km2)November 2, 1967
YountvilleTownNapa2,9331.53 sq mi (4.0 km2)February 4, 1965
YrekaCounty seatCitySiskiyou7,7659.98 sq mi (25.8 km2)April 21, 1857
Yuba CityCounty seatCitySutter64,92514.58 sq mi (37.8 km2)January 23, 1908
YucaipaCitySan Bernardino51,36727.89 sq mi (72.2 km2)November 27, 1989
Yucca ValleyTownSan Bernardino20,70040.02 sq mi (103.7 km2)November 27, 1991

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