List of largest California cities by land area

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This is a list of the 25 largest incorporated cities in the State of California ranked by land area.

If ranked by total area, a number of coastal cities would appear disproportionately larger. For instance, San Francisco's 46.9 square miles (121 km2) of land area would make it 30th on this list. Sorted by total area, San Francisco would be third, as water makes up nearly 80% of its total area of 231.9 square miles (601 km2).

Note: These are the actual incorporated areas of the listed cities, as opposed to metropolitan areas, urban areas, or counties, and will therefore differ from other available listings.

Rank City Land area Water area Total area Population (2010)
1 Los Angeles 468.7 sq mi (1,214 km2) 34.0 sq mi (88 km2) 502.7 sq mi (1,302 km2) 3,792,621
2 San Diego 325.2 sq mi (842 km2) 47.2 sq mi (122 km2) 372.4 sq mi (965 km2) 1,301,617
3 California City 203.5 sq mi (527 km2) 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km2) 203.6 sq mi (527 km2) 14,120
4 San Jose 176.5 sq mi (457 km2) 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km2) 179.9 sq mi (466 km2) 1,000,536
5 Bakersfield 142.2 sq mi (368 km2) 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2) 143.6 sq mi (372 km2) 347,483
6 Fresno 111.9 sq mi (290 km2) 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 112.3 sq mi (291 km2) 510,365
7 Palmdale 106.0 sq mi (275 km2) 0.2 sq mi (0.52 km2) 106.2 sq mi (275 km2) 152,750
8 Sacramento 97.9 sq mi (254 km2) 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2) 100.1 sq mi (259 km2) 466,488
9 Lancaster 94.3 sq mi (244 km2) 0.2 sq mi (0.52 km2) 94.5 sq mi (245 km2) 156,633
10 Palm Springs 94.1 sq mi (244 km2) 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2) 95.0 sq mi (246 km2) 44,552
11 Riverside 81.1 sq mi (210 km2) 0.3 sq mi (0.78 km2) 81.4 sq mi (211 km2) 303,871
12 Fremont 77.5 sq mi (201 km2) 10.1 sq mi (26 km2) 87.6 sq mi (227 km2) 214,089
13 Apple Valley 73.2 sq mi (190 km2) 0.3 sq mi (0.78 km2) 73.5 sq mi (190 km2) 69,135
14 Victorville 73.2 sq mi (190 km2) 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2) 73.7 sq mi (191 km2) 115,903
15 Hesperia 73.1 sq mi (189 km2) 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km2) 73.2 sq mi (190 km2) 90,173
16 Irvine 66.1 sq mi (171 km2) 0.3 sq mi (0.78 km2) 66.4 sq mi (172 km2) 212,375
17 Stockton 61.7 sq mi (160 km2) 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2) 64.8 sq mi (168 km2) 291,707
18 Redding 59.6 sq mi (154 km2) 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2) 61.1 sq mi (158 km2) 89,861
19 San Bernardino 59.2 sq mi (153 km2) 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2) 59.6 sq mi (154 km2) 209,924
20 Twentynine Palms 59.1 sq mi (153 km2) 0.0 sq mi (0 km2) 59.1 sq mi (153 km2) 25,048
21 Adelanto 56.0 sq mi (145 km2) 0.0 sq mi (0 km2) 56.0 sq mi (145 km2) 31,765
22 Oakland 55.8 sq mi (145 km2) 22.2 sq mi (57 km2) 78.0 sq mi (202 km2) 390,724
23 Thousand Oaks 55.0 sq mi (142 km2) 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km2) 55.1 sq mi (143 km2) 126,833
24 Santa Clarita 52.7 sq mi (136 km2) 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km2) 52.8 sq mi (137 km2) 177,641
25 Moreno Valley 51.3 sq mi (133 km2) 0.2 sq mi (0.52 km2) 51.5 sq mi (133 km2) 186,365

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