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10 Interesting Facts About Irvine, California

Facts About Irvine

  • The Gabrieleño indigenous group inhabited Irvine about 2,000 years ago. Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish explorer, came to the area in 1769, which led to the establishment of forts, missions and cattle herds.
  • The Irvine city flower is the Lily of the Nile and the city insect is the Western Swallowtail Butterfly.
  • the city was formally incorporated on December 28, 1971.
  • Irvine hosted the first National Boy Scout Jamboree on the West Coast in 1953.
  • Irvine has three public libraries: Heritage Park Regional Library, University Park Library, and Katie Wheeler Library.
  • Los Angeles architect William Pereira and Irvine Company employee Raymond Watson designed Irvine’s layout of Irvine, which is nominally divided into townships called “villages”, separated by six-lane streets.
  • The estimated population of Irvine is 298,739, as of 2020.
  • Irvine is twinned with the following sister cities Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan; Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico & Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Irvine elevation is 208 feet above sea level.
  • The average winter temperature is 56 degrees F & The average summer temperature is 71 degrees F.

 

Facts About Irvine, California
Facts About Irvine, California

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