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Irvine (/ˈɜːrvn/) is a master-planned city in 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[12] had a population of 212,375 as of the 2010 census; in 2018 the California Department of Finance estimated the city's population at 276,176.[13]

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), and campuses of California State University Fullerton (CSUF), University of La Verne, and Pepperdine University.

Irvine, California
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Giant Wheel at Irvine Spectrum Center.jpg
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Clockwise from top: Irvine Civic Center, San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, University of California, Irvine, Balloon ride at Orange County Great Park, "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
Coordinates: 33°40′10″N 117°49′23″WCoordinates: 33°40′10″N 117°49′23″W[2]
Country  United States
State  California
County Orange
Incorporated December 28, 1971[3][4]
Named for James Irvine
 • Type Council-Manager[3]
 • Mayor Christina L. Shea (R)
 • Mayor Pro Tempore Anthony Kuo (R)
 • City councilmembers[6] Melissa Fox (D)
Farrah N. Khan (D)
Michael C. Carroll (R)
 • City Manager John Russo[5]
 • Total 65.92 sq mi (170.74 km2)
 • Land 65.58 sq mi (169.86 km2)
 • Water 0.34 sq mi (0.89 km2)  0.52%
Elevation 56 ft (17 m)
 • Total 212,375
 • Estimate 
 • Rank 3rd in Orange County
14th in California
72nd in the United States
 • Density 4,211.28/sq mi (1,566.75/km2)
Demonym(s) Irvinite
Time zone UTC−08:00 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−07:00 (PDT)
ZIP Codes[10]
92602–92604, 92606, 92612, 92614, 92616–92620, 92623, 92650, 92697
Area codes 949, 657/714
FIPS code 06-36770[11]
GNIS feature IDs 1660804, 2410116
Sphere of influence 74 miles[3]
Symbols of Irvine
Insect Western Swallowtail Butterfly[3]
Flower Lily of the Nile[3]
Tree Camphor[3]
Vegetable Asparagus[3]
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