Santa Clara, California

Santa Clara (/ˌsæntəˈklærə/; Spanish for "Saint Clare")[7] is a city in Santa Clara County, California. The city's population was 127,647 as of the 2020 United States 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.

Santa Clara, California
City of Santa Clara
Clockwise: Mission Santa Clara de Asís; the Carmelite Monastery; Saint Claire Monument; Santa Clara University; Women's Club Adobe
Nickname(s): 
The Mission City
Location in Santa Clara County and the U.S. state of California
Santa Clara
Location in the United States
Santa Clara
Santa Clara (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°21′16″N 121°58′9″W
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySanta Clara
IncorporatedJuly 5, 1852[1]
Named forSaint Clare of Assisi
Government
  TypeCouncil/Manager[2]
  MayorLisa Gillmor[3]
Area
  Total18.28 sq mi (47.34 km2)
  Land18.28 sq mi (47.34 km2)
Elevation72 ft (22 m)
Population
  Total127,647
  Rank46th in California
  Density7,000/sq mi (2,700/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
Websitesantaclaraca.gov

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. Santa Clara is bordered by San Jose on all sides, except for Sunnyvale and Cupertino to the west.


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