Facts About Irvine
The Gabrieleño indigenous group inhabited Irvine about 2,000 years ago. Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish explorer, came to the area in 1769, which led to the establishment of forts, missions and cattle herds.
The Irvine city flower is the Lily of the Nile and the city insect is the Western Swallowtail Butterfly.
the city was formally incorporated on December 28, 1971.
Irvine hosted the first National Boy Scout Jamboree on the West Coast in 1953.
Irvine has three public libraries: Heritage Park Regional Library, University Park Library, and Katie Wheeler Library.
Los Angeles architect William Pereira and Irvine Company employee Raymond Watson designed Irvine’s layout of Irvine, which is nominally divided into townships called “villages”, separated by six-lane streets.
The estimated population of Irvine is 298,739, as of 2020.
Irvine is twinned with the following sister cities Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan; Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico & Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
Irvine elevation is 208 feet above sea level.
The average winter temperature is 56 degrees F & The average summer temperature is 71 degrees F.