Facts About Bakersfield
Bakersfield is a significant hub for both agriculture and energy production.
The city is also the birthplace of the country music genre known as the Bakersfield sound.
Bakersfield lies near the southern “horseshoe” end of the San Joaquin Valley, with the southern tip of the Sierra Nevada just to the east.
The city has a total area of 143.6 sq mi, of which 142.2 sq mi is land and 1.4 sq mi is covered by water.
The City of Bakersfield was formally incorporated in 1898.
Grimmway Farms is the largest grower, producer, and shipper of carrots in the world and It’s headquartered in Bakersfield, California.
Bakersfield is located in the southern part of California halfway between Fresno and Los Angeles.
In 1776, Spanish missionary Father Francisco Garcés became the first European to explore the area of Bakersfield.
Bakersfield has welcomed U.S. presidents during their terms of office for more than 120 years: Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Howard Taft, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
Bakersfield is twinned with the following sister cities Bucheon, Gyeonggi, South Korea; Wakayama, Japan; Cixi, Zhejiang, China; Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico & Amritsar, Punjab, India.