Burbank, California

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, a New Hampshire-born dentist and entrepreneur who established a sheep ranch there in 1867.[9]

Burbank, California
Looking northwest over Burbank from Griffith Park
"A city built by People, Pride, and Progress"
Location of Burbank in Los Angeles County, California.
Coordinates: 34°10′49″N 118°19′42″W
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
FoundedMay 1, 1887
IncorporatedJuly 8, 1911[1]
Named forDavid Burbank
  MayorJess Talamantes[3]
  Vice MayorKonstantine Anthony
  City Council[2]Nick Schultz
Sharon Springer
Bob Frutos
  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)
  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

Billed as 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 the 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.

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