Burbank, California

Burbank, California
Looking northwest over Burbank from Griffith Park
Looking northwest over Burbank from Griffith Park
Official seal of Burbank, California
"A city built by People, Pride, and Progress"
Location of Burbank in Los Angeles County, California.
Location of Burbank in Los Angeles County, California.
Coordinates: 34°10′49″N 118°19′42″W / 34.18028°N 118.32833°W / 34.18028; -118.32833Coordinates: 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]
 • MayorKonstantine Anthony[3]
 • Vice MayorNick Shultz[3]
 • City CouncilNikki Perez
Tamala Takahashi
Zizette Mullins[3]
 • Row Officials
City Officers
 • 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]

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. 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 that uncovered Soviet Union missile components in Cuba in October 1962. In addition, the city contains the largest IKEA in the U.S.[11]

Burbank consists of two distinct areas: a downtown/foothill section, in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains, and the flatland section. The city was referred to as "Beautiful Downtown Burbank" on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, as both shows were taped at NBC's former studios.

  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, CA. Retrieved December 20, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  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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