Burbank, California

Burbank, California
Looking northwest over Burbank from Griffith Park
Looking northwest over Burbank from Griffith Park
Flag of Burbank, California
Official seal of Burbank, California
"A city built by People, Pride, and Progress"
Coordinates: 34°10′49″N 118°19′42″W / 34.18028°N 118.32833°W / 34.18028; -118.32833
CountryUnited States
CountyLos Angeles
FoundedMay 1, 1887
IncorporatedJuly 8, 1911[1]
Named forDavid Burbank
 • TypeCouncil–manager[2]
 • MayorNick Schultz[3]
 • Vice mayorNikki Perez[3]
 • City councilTamala Takahashi
Zizette Mullins
Konstantine Anthony[3]
 • Row Officials
City Officers
  • City manager – Justin Hess[4]
  • City treasurer – Krystle Ang Palmer[3]
  • City clerk – Kimberley Clarke[3]
 • Total17.35 sq mi (44.94 km2)
 • Land17.32 sq mi (44.85 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)  0.22%
Elevation607 ft (185 m)
 • Total107,337
 • Rank14th in Los Angeles County
66th in California
 • Density6,198.72/sq mi (2,393.34/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes[7]
91501–91508, 91510, 91521–91523, 91526
Area codes747/818
FIPS code06-08954
GNIS feature IDs1652677, 2409939

Burbank is a city in the southeastern end of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Located 12 miles (19 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles, Burbank has a population of 107,337.[8] The city was named after David Burbank, who established a sheep ranch there in 1867.[9] Burbank consists of two distinct areas: a downtown/foothill section, in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains, and the flatland section.

Often called the "Media Capital of the World"[10] and only a few miles northeast of Hollywood, numerous media and entertainment companies are headquartered or have significant production facilities in Burbank, including Warner Bros. Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, The Burbank Studios, Cartoon Network Studios with the West Coast branch of Cartoon Network, and Insomniac Games. The broadcast network The CW is also headquartered in Burbank. "Beautiful Downtown Burbank" was stated often as a joke on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, as both shows were taped at NBC's former studios. The Hollywood Burbank Airport was the location of Lockheed's Skunk Works, which produced some of the most secret and technologically advanced airplanes, including the U-2 spy planes. In addition, the city contains the largest IKEA in the U.S.[11]

  1. ^ "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "Council-Manager Form of Government". City of Burbank. Retrieved December 20, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Elected Officials". City of Burbank. Retrieved December 20, 2022.
  4. ^ "Executive Team". Burbank, California. Retrieved December 20, 2022.
  5. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  6. ^ "Burbank". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "ZIP Code(tm) Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original on February 11, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "Quick Facts: Burbank city, California". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
  9. ^ "The American Period". A history of Burbank. Burbank Unified School District. 1967. Archived from the original on August 25, 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2009.
  10. ^ "Burbank, Ca. – Media Capital of the World". Travel America. April 20, 2007. Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2008.
  11. ^ "The Largest IKEA in North America". Visit Burbank. April 5, 2019. Retrieved December 27, 2021.

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