Simi Valley

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Simi Valley
Simi Valley (California)
Simi Valley
Simi Valley
Location in California
Basic data
Foundation : October 10, 1969
State : United States
State : California
County : Ventura County
Coordinates : 34 ° 16 ′  N , 118 ° 44 ′  W Coordinates: 34 ° 16 ′  N , 118 ° 44 ′  W
Time zone : Pacific ( UTC − 8 / −7 )
Residents : 126,414 (as of 2011)
Population density : 1,245.5 inhabitants per km 2
Area : 102.2 km 2  (approx. 39 mi 2 ) of
which 101.5 km 2  (approx. 39 mi 2 ) is land
Height : 234 m
Postcodes : 93062-93065, 93093, 93094, 93099
Area code : +1 805
FIPS : 06-72016
GNIS ID : 1661450
Website :
Mayor : Paul Miller

Simi Valley is a city in Ventura County in the US state of California . The geographic coordinates are: 34.26 ° north, 118.75 ° west. The administrative area has a size of 102.1 km². Simi Valley is approximately 60 km northwest of central Los Angeles , on the edge of the built-up area and 230 km north of San Diego . It is not a grown city in the true sense - the basic concept was a settlement in a checkerboard arrangement of voluminous, lightweight single-family houses with inevitably minimal gaps, in the "ranch" style with a large hall as a hallway and kitchen-cum-living room for solvent white workers, etc. a. from the nearby industrial district of Chatsworth .


Nature and parks

Simi Valley is a city with a lot of nature. This can be seen, for example, at the 42 parks in Simi Valley. Together, all parks have an area of ​​614,994 acres (2,489 km²). The three largest parks are the Simi Hills Golf Course with 155.506 acres (629 km²), the Cumash Park and Trail with 51.81 acres and the Oak Canyon Community Park with 38.164 acres (154 km²).

These parks allow a whole host of activities, such as: B. Sports such as baseball, basketball, volleyball, jogging and tennis. In the larger ones you can also practice sports such as mountain climbing, softball, soccer, swimming, golf, horse riding, beach volleyball and fishing. It is also possible to relax in one of the many picnic areas in each of the parks. It is particularly popular to get married in one of the parks or to celebrate other festivals. In some of these parks there are also historical monuments, railways or museums.

The most important tree species in the parks are oaks. But there are also parks that only consist of citrus trees or lawns. In some places there is also a small lake or stream in the parks. The larger parks are located on the border between Simi Valley and neighboring cities, but there are also many parks in the city center.


Forest fire disaster in the Simi Valley, October 2003

The three main agricultural products in Simi Valley are strawberries ($ 297.9 million), lemons ($ 182.8 million), and avocados ($ 99.3 million). The products are mainly exported to Japan and the EU.

Agriculture in Simi Valley has two major problems: The major forest fires (most recently in October 2003) and the olive fly ( Bactrocera oleae ).


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