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City of Santa Ana             

Charter City
Incorporated: June 1, 1886
City Hall: 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701
City Telephones: (714) 647-5400; Fax (714) 647-6956
Population (2000 Census): 337,977 (1990 Census: 293,742) (For latest estimated population, click here)
Population Density (2000 Census): 12,453
Population Under Age 18 (2000 Census): 34.2% (1990 Census: 30.5%)
Population Over Age 64 (2000 Census): 5.5% (1990 Census: 5.6%)
Land Area: 27.14 square miles (70.30 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.26 square miles (0.66 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.740717-117.881408

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Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce: PO Box 205, Santa Ana, CA 92702-0205; (714) 541-5353; Fax (714) 541-2238

In 1769, the Portola land expedition camped on the banks of the river flowing through here and named it El Dulcisimo Mombre de Jesus de los Temblores (the most sweet name of Jesus of the Earthquakes) due to the earthquake experienced there. The soldiers, however, simply called it Rio de Santa Ana in honor of Saint Anne, a name that seemed to stick. The Mexican land grant Santiago de Santa Ana was named for the river. Later, in 1869, William H. Spurgeon established a town site here and named it Santa Ana.



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