Pasadena, California

Pasadena (/ˌpæsəˈdnə/ PAS-ə-DEE-nə) is a city in Los Angeles County, California, 11 miles (18 km) northeast of downtown Los Angeles. It is the most populous city and the primary cultural center of the San Gabriel Valley.[18] Old Pasadena is the city's original commercial district.

Pasadena, California
City of Pasadena
City of Roses, Crown City,[1] Rose Town
Location in Los Angeles County and the State of California
Location within the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
Location within the State of California
Location within the contiguous United States
Coordinates: 34°09′22″N 118°7′55″W
Country United States
State California
CountyLos Angeles
IncorporatedJune 19, 1886[2]
Named forTongva name of the area: "Pasakeg-na"[3]
  TypeCity council/manager
  MayorVictor Gordo[4]
  City CouncilTyron Hampton[5]
Felicia Williams[6]
Justin Jones[7]
Gene Masuda[8]
Jessica Rivas[9]
Steve Madison[10]
Andy Wilson[11]
  City ManagerMiguel Márquez[12]
  Total23.11 sq mi (59.84 km2)
  Land22.96 sq mi (59.47 km2)
  Water0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2)  0.68%
Elevation863 ft (263 m)
  Rank9th in Los Angeles County
44th in California
192nd in the U. S.
  Density6,141.5/sq mi (2,371.24/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes[16]
91101–91110, 91114–91118, 91121, 91123–91126, 91129, 91182, 91184, 91185, 91188, 91189, 91199
Area codes213 323|323, 626, 818 747|747
FIPS code06-56000
GNIS feature IDs1664804, 2411379

Its population was 138,699 at the 2020 census,[15] making it the 44th largest city in California[15] and the ninth-largest city in Los Angeles County. Pasadena was incorporated on June 19, 1886, becoming one of the first cities to be incorporated in what is now Los Angeles County, following the city of Los Angeles (April 4, 1850).[19]

Pasadena is known for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses Parade. It is also home to many scientific, educational, and cultural institutions, including Caltech, Pasadena City College, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, Fuller Theological Seminary, ArtCenter College of Design, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Ambassador Auditorium, the Norton Simon Museum, and the USC Pacific Asia Museum.

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