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Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County, California

93101, 93103, 93105, 93109, 93110, 93111

Page Contents for Santa Barbara, California

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Santa Barbara is approximately 90,473 (2004), 88410 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 35,605 (2000), 35449 (2010).
The amount of land area in Santa Barbara is 48.937 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Santa Barbara is 43.09 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.837 sq kilometers.
The distance from Santa Barbara to Washington DC is 2510 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 298 miles. (as the crow flies)
Santa Barbara is positioned 34.42 degrees north of the equator and 119.72 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Santa Barbara elevation is 37-850 feet above sea level.
Santa Barbara median income is $ 47,498 (2000).
The Santa Barbara median home price is $ 925,000 (2003).
The average winter temperature is 56 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 63 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 70 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 60 degrees F.


on Hwy 101 on the central Pacific Coast of California, about 95 miles north of Los Angeles. Other nearby communities include Mission Canyon, Montecito, Goleta, Summerland, Isla Vista, Toro Canyon, Carpinteria and Oak View.
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mild mediterranian. It is beautiful and inviting year-round. Here is a weather links page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

Santa Barbara is built on the slopes and coastline of the Santa Ynez Mountains. A Portuguese explorer,Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovered the Santa Barbara Channel in 1542. But the area was not actually named until the Spanish explorer, Vizcaino, entered the channel on St. Barbara's Day, December 4, 1602. The California mission, Santa Barbara, here was founded in 1786. This mission is known as the "Queen of the Missions" because of its great beauty. Its prominant location on a hill allowed it to be used as a beacon for ships coming into the area. The city was incorporated on 26 August 1850.

Click here for the California Missions trail.
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The founding of Santa Barbara



The Frank Lloyd Wright architect designer home in nearby Montecito was the first home Wright designed for California state for George Stewart (& family) then sold to Margareta Erickson-Blickenstaff.

Photos and information for Santa Barbara.

Please call for visitor information: 800-676-1266

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol Road
Santa Barbara, California 93105
Phone: (805) 682-4711

Santa Barbara Zoo
500 Ninos Drive
Santa Barbara, California
Phone: 805-962-6310

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 113 Harbor Way Santa Barbara, CA 93109 Phone: (805) 962-8404
Fax: 805-962-4055
Mailing address:
327 S. Salinas St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Opera Santa Barbara

Old Spanish Days - Fiesta Santa Barbara
P.O. Box 21557
Santa Barbara, CA 93121-1557
Phone: (805) 962-8101
Held each summer, the first weekend in August.

Learn more about Santa Barbara at this informative site.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum
136 E De La Guerra St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 966-1601

Santa Barbara sister cities

Visitor's Guide to Santa Barbara
The American Riviera
Visitors Bureau and Film Commission
1601 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1909
Phone: (805) 966-9222
Fax: (805) 966-1728
Toll Free: (800) 549-5133

SPARKLE over Santa Barbara
July 4th Celebration
P.O. Box 90107
Santa Barbara, CA 93190
Hotline: 805-884-8200
This on-the-beach and over-the-water celebration is held each year on the Fourth of July at West Beach between Stearns Wharf and the harbor. The festival starts at noon with lots to do including booths, food and live bands. Thousands of chairs are set up on the sand for the concert and musically-synched fireworks later on in the evening. Though the fireworks show may be seen from all over the area, this beach area is the only place to hear the music with the show.

Santa Barbara Film Festival

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show
Beginning of March each year, please see website for current year date or go to the above website. 60 years in 2005!
Phone: 805-967-6331
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Santa Barbara City Government

Santa Barbara City Government
735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-963-0611

The city is governed by a mayor and six council members who are all elected at large.

Santa Barbara City Police

Santa Barbara Chamber

Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce
924 Anacapa Street, Suite 1
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 965-3023

Santa Barbara Organizations

Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce
924 Anacapa Street, Suite 1
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 965-3023

Santa Barbara Schools

Santa Barbara County Education Office
4400 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93160
Phone: 805-964-4711
Fax: 805-964-4712

Santa Barbara School Districts
720 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805-963-4331
Fax: 805-962-3146


UC Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, California 93109
Phone: 805-965-0581 Santa Barbara


The population of Santa Barbara was:
1990 - 85,571
2000 - 92,325
2004 - 90,473
Figures from the 1990 and 2000 US Census data. The 2000 figure includes dormitory students at UCSB. Without those students, the 2000 population is 89,600.

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