Newark, California

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Coordinates: 37°31′47″N 122°02′25″W / 37.52972°N 122.04028°W / 37.52972; -122.04028

Newark is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. It was incorporated as a city in September 1955. Newark is an enclave, completely surrounded by the city of Fremont. Its population was 42,471 at the 2000 census. The California State Department of Finance estimated Newark's population was 44,380 as of January 2010.



The southern end of the San Francisco Bay lies near the western edge of the city. State Route 84 runs through the city, and continues as the Dumbarton Bridge to cross the San Francisco Bay to reach Menlo Park. Interstate 880 serves as the eastern boundary with Fremont.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.0 square miles (36.3 km²), of which, 14.0 square miles (36.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.21%) is water.


Newark was named after Newark Castle, Port Glasgow in Scotland by J. Barr Robertson. A post office opened in 1878, and Newark was incorporated in 1955.[1]

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