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Los Gatos
Santa Clara County, California


"La Rinconada de Los Gatos"
"The Corner of the Cats"

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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Los Gatos is approximately 27,357 (1990), 29413 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 11,822 (1990), 12355 (2010).
The amount of land area in Los Gatos is 26.878 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.262 sq kilometers.
The distance from Los Gatos to Washington DC is 2552 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 92 miles. (as the crow flies)
Los Gatos is positioned 37.23 degrees north of the equator and 121.95 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Los Gatos elevation is 385 feet above sea level.


West of San Jose on the south end of San Francisco Bay, on Los Gatos Creek, near the Santa Cruz Mts.
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History & History Related Items

The area had many wildcats which inspired the name of the town, Los Gatos, which is Spanish for "cats."

The community, settled in 1853, was developed at the end of the 19th century as a summer colony for wealthy San Franciscans, writers, and artists.
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The founding of Los Gatos



Los Gatos is a residential, tourist, and manufacturing center; products include electronic equipment, plastic goods, tools, wine, and processed food.
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Los Gatos


The population of Los Gatos was:
1980 - 26,906
1990 - 27,357

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