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Santa Clara, California

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Santa Clara (/ˌsæntəˈklærə/; Spanish for "Saint Clare")[7] is a city in Santa Clara County, California. The city's population was 127,647 at the 2020 census, making it the eighth-most populous city in the Bay Area. Located in the southern Bay Area, the city was founded by the Spanish in 1777 with the establishment of Mission Santa Clara de Asís under the leadership of Junípero Serra.

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Clockwise from top: Mission Santa Clara de Asís; the Carmelite Monastery; Saint Claire Monument; Santa Clara University; Women's Club Adobe
Flag of Santa Clara
Official seal of Santa Clara
The Mission City
Location of Santa Clara in California (left) and within Santa Clara County (right)
Location of Santa Clara in California (left) and within Santa Clara County (right)
Santa Clara is located in California
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Location of Santa Clara in California
Santa Clara is located in the United States
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Santa Clara (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°21′16″N 121°58′9″W
CountryUnited States
CountySanta Clara
IncorporatedJuly 5, 1852[1]
Named forSaint Clare of Assisi
  MayorLisa Gillmor[3]
  Total18.28 sq mi (47.34 km2)
  Land18.28 sq mi (47.34 km2)
Elevation72 ft (22 m)
  Rank46th in California
  Density6,982/sq mi (2,697/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
95050, 95051, 95054
Area codes408/669
FIPS code06-69084
GNIS feature IDs1654953, 2411816

Santa Clara is located in the center of Silicon Valley and is home to the headquarters of companies such as Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, and Nvidia. It is also home to Santa Clara University, the oldest university in California,[8] and Levi's Stadium, the home of the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers, and Cedar Fair's California's Great America Park. Santa Clara is bordered by San Jose on all sides, except for Sunnyvale and Cupertino to the west.