Orange Coonty, Californie

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Orange Coonty, Californie
Coonty
County of Orange
Aerial view of the coast of Newport Beach in May 2005.

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Location in the state o Californie
Ceeties in Orange Coonty
Kintra  Unitit States
State

 Californie


Region Greater Los Angeles Area
Incorporated March 11, 1889
Named for Orange groves that wur ance plentiful in the aurie
Coonty seat Santa Ana
Lairgest ceety Anaheim
Area
 • Total 947.98 sq mi (2,455.3 km2)
 • Land 789.40 sq mi (2,044.5 km2)
 • Water 158.57 sq mi (410.7 km2)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 3,010,232
 • Density 3,813.3/sq mi (1,472.3/km2)
Demonym Orange Countian
Time zone Paceefic Staundart Time (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Paceefic Daylicht Time (UTC-7)
Website www.OCGov.com

Orange Coonty is a coonty in the U.S. state o Californie. Its coonty seat is Santa Ana. As o the 2010 census, its population wis 3,010,232, makkin it the third maist populous coonty in Californie, ahint Los Angeles Coonty an San Diego Coonty, an the seicont maist populous in the Greater Los Angeles Area, efter Los Angeles Coonty.[1] It is the saxt maist populous coonty in the Unitit States as o 2009 while at the same time is the smallest area-wise county in Soothren Californie, bein roughly hauf the size o the next smawest coonty, Ventura. It is the seicont-maist densely populatit coonty in the state, seicont anerly tae San Francisco.[2] The coonty is famous for its tourism, as the hame o such attractions as Disneyland an Knott's Berry Farm, an several beaches alang its mair than 40 miles (64 km) o coastline. It is kent for its affluence an poleetical conservatism – a 2005 academic study leetit three Orange Coonty ceeties as bein amang Americae's 25 "maist conservative," makkin it ane o twa coonties in the kintra containin mair than ane such ceety (Maricopa Coonty, Arizona, haes three ceeties on the leet an aw).[3] It is part of the Tech Coast.

Orange Coonty wis at the time the lairgest American coonty tae hae gone bankrupt, when in 1994 langtime treasurer Robert Citron's investment strategies left the coonty wi inadequate caipital tae allou for ony rise in interest rates for its tradin positions. When the residents o Orange Coonty votit doun a proposal tae raise taxes in order tae balance the budget, bankruptcy follaeed suin efter. Citron later pleadit guilty tae sax felonies regardin the matter.[4]

Whareas maist population centers in the Unitit States tend tae be identifee'd bi a major ceety, thare is no defined urban centre in Orange Coonty (it is sometimes considered pairt o baith the Los Angeles an San Diego metro auries). It is maistly suburban except for some tradeetionally urban auries at the centres o the aulder ceeties o Anaheim, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Orange, an Santa Ana. Thare are several edge ceety-style developments such as Irvine Business Center, Newport Center, an South Coast Metro.

The ceety o Santa Ana serves as the govrenmental centre o the coonty, or coonty seat, Anaheim as its main tourist destination, an Irvine as its major business an financial hub. Aw o these three Orange Coonty ceeties hae populations exceedin 200,000. Thirty-fower incorporatit ceeties are locatit in Orange Coonty; the newest is Aliso Viejo, which wis incorporatit in 2001. Anaheim wis the first ceety incorporatit in Orange Coonty, in 1870 when the region wis still pairt o neebourin Los Angeles Coonty.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Incorporatit ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o August 2006, Orange Coonty haes 34 incorporatit ceeties. The auldest is Anaheim (1870) an the newest is Aliso Viejo (2001).

Unincorporatit commonties[eedit | eedit soorce]

These commonties are ootside o ceety limits in unincorporatit coonty territory:

Planned commonties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Orange Coonty haes a history o lairge planned commonties. Nearly 30% o the coonty wis creatit as master planned commonties, the maist notable bein the City of Irvine, Coto de Caza, Anaheim Hills, Tustin Ranch, Tustin Legacy, Ladera Ranch, Talega, Rancho Santa Margarita, an Mission Viejo. Irvine is aften referred tae as a model maister-planned ceety, for its veelages o Woodbridge, Northwood, University Park, an Turtle Rock that wur laid oot bi the Irvine Company o the mid-1960s afore it wis bocht by a group o investors that includit Donald Bren.

Adjacent coonties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Naitional protectit auries[eedit | eedit soorce]

Footnotes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "California County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau". Quickfacts.census.gov. Retrieved 2013-05-14. 
  2. "California Population Density County Rank". USA.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  3. "Study ranks America's most liberal and conservative cities". Govpro.com. 2005-08-16. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  4. "Losing your tail on the repo market: The story of Robert Citron". The Arbitrageur. Retrieved 1998-03-22. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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