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10 Interesting Facts About Riverside

Facts About Riverside

  • Riverside is the 58th largest city in the United States, the 12th largest city in California, and the largest city in California’s Inland Empire metro area.
  • The city has a total area of 81.4 square miles, of which 81.1 square miles is land and 0.3 square miles is water.
  • The elevation of downtown Riverside is 860 feet above sea level.
  • Riverside was founded in the early 1870s.
  • Riverside is the birthplace of the California citrus industry and home of the Mission Inn, the largest Mission Revival Style building in the United States.
  • Enlightened, an HBO series, is filmed in the city of Riverside.
  • The estimated population of Riverside is 326,414, as of 2019.
  • This area is known as “The Inland Empire” because it was once separated from Los Angeles by a large rural expanse.
  • In 1873, the Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree was planted in Riverside, and it is one of two original orange trees in California.
  • Riverside has nine sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International: Cần Thơ, Vietnam; Cuautla, Mexico; Ensenada, Mexico; Erlangen, Germany; Gangnam (Seoul), South Korea; Hyderabad, India; Jiangmen, China; Obuasi, Ghana &Sendai, Japan

 

Facts About Riverside
Facts About Riverside

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