Irvine, California

Irvine (/ˈɜːrvn/) is a master-planned city in southern Orange County, California, United States, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Irvine Company started developing the area in the 1960s and the city was formally incorporated on December 28, 1971. The 66-square-mile (170 km2) city[11] had a population of 307,670 at the 2020 census.

Irvine, California
Clockwise from top: Irvine Civic Center; San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary; University of California, Irvine; Balloon ride at Orange County Great Park; and "Giant Wheel" at Irvine Spectrum Center
Flag of Irvine, California
Official seal of Irvine, California
Location of Irvine in Orange County, California.
Location of Irvine in Orange County, California.
Irvine is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Location within the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
Irvine is located in California
Location within the State of California
Irvine is located in the United States
Location within the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 33°40′10″N 117°49′23″W[2]
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedDecember 28, 1971[3][4]
Named forJames Irvine
  MayorFarrah N. Khan (D)
  Vice MayorTammy Kim (D)
  City council members[5]Larry Agran (D)
Mike Carroll (R)
Kathleen Treseder (D)
  City ManagerOliver Chi[6]
  Total65.92 sq mi (170.74 km2)
  Land65.61 sq mi (169.94 km2)
  Water0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)  0.52%
Elevation56 ft (17 m)
  Rank3rd in Orange County
14th in California
66th in the United States
  Density4,689.1/sq mi (1,810.46/km2)
Time zoneUTC−08:00 (Pacific)
  Summer (DST)UTC−07:00 (PDT)
ZIP Codes[9]
92602–92604, 92606, 92612, 92614, 92616–92620, 92623, 92650, 92697
Area codes949, 657/714
FIPS code06-36770[10]
GNIS feature IDs1660804, 2410116
Sphere of influence74 miles (119 km)[3]
Symbols of Irvine
FlowerLily of the Nile[3]
InsectWestern Swallowtail Butterfly[3]

A number of corporations, particularly in the technology and semiconductor sectors, have their national or international headquarters in Irvine. Irvine is also home to several higher education institutions including the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Concordia University, Irvine Valley College, the Orange County Center of the University of Southern California (USC),[12] and campuses of California State University Fullerton (CSUF), University of La Verne, and Pepperdine University.

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