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Berkeley, California

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Berkeley (/ˈbɜːrkli/ BURK-lee) is a city on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California, United States. It is named after the 18th-century Anglo-Irish bishop and philosopher George Berkeley. It borders the cities of Oakland and Emeryville to the south and the city of Albany and the unincorporated community of Kensington to the north. Its eastern border with Contra Costa County generally follows the ridge of the Berkeley Hills. The 2020 census recorded a population of 124,321.

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Looking west over the city from the Berkeley Hills, with San Francisco in the background
Looking west over the city from the Berkeley Hills, with San Francisco in the background
Official seal of Berkeley
Official logo of Berkeley
Location of Berkeley in Alameda County, California
Location of Berkeley in Alameda County, California
Berkeley is located in Oakland, California
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Berkeley is located in San Francisco Bay Area
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Berkeley
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Berkeley is located in California
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Berkeley is located in the United States
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Berkeley is located in North America
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Berkeley
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Coordinates: 37°52′18″N 122°16′22″W
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyAlameda
IncorporatedApril 4, 1878[1]
CharteredMarch 5, 1895[2]
Named forGeorge Berkeley
Government
  TypeCouncil-Manager[2]
  MayorJesse Arreguín[3]
  Council members
 by district number[3]
  1. Rashi Kesarwani
  2. Terry Taplin
  3. Ben Bartlett
  4. Kate Harrison
  5. Sophie Hahn
  6. Susan Wengraf
  7. Rigel Robinson
  8. Mark Humbert
  State senatorNancy Skinner (D)[4]
  Assembly memberBuffy Wicks (D)[5]
  U.S. rep.Barbara Lee (D)[6]
Area
  Total17.66 sq mi (45.73 km2)
  Land10.43 sq mi (27.02 km2)
  Water7.22 sq mi (18.71 km2)  40.83%
Elevation171 ft (52 m)
Population
 (2020)
  Total124,321
  Rank
  • 4th in Alameda County
  • 51st in California
  • 246th in the United States
  Density11,917.27/sq mi (4,601.36/km2)
DemonymBerkeleyan
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes[9]
94701–94710, 94712, 94720
Area code510, 341
FIPS code06-06000
GNIS feature IDs1658037, 2409837
Websiteberkeleyca.gov
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Berkeley is home to the oldest campus in the University of California, the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which is managed and operated by the university. It also has the Graduate Theological Union, one of the largest religious studies institutions in the world. Berkeley is considered one of the most socially progressive cities in the United States.

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