Facts About Riverside
Riverside is the 58th largest city in the United States, the 12th largest city in California, and the largest city in California’s Inland Empire metro area.
The city has a total area of 81.4 square miles, of which 81.1 square miles is land and 0.3 square miles is water.
The elevation of downtown Riverside is 860 feet above sea level.
Riverside was founded in the early 1870s.
Riverside is the birthplace of the California citrus industry and home of the Mission Inn, the largest Mission Revival Style building in the United States.
Enlightened, an HBO series, is filmed in the city of Riverside.
The estimated population of Riverside is 326,414, as of 2019.
This area is known as “The Inland Empire” because it was once separated from Los Angeles by a large rural expanse.
In 1873, the Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree was planted in Riverside, and it is one of two original orange trees in California.
Riverside has nine sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International: Cần Thơ, Vietnam; Cuautla, Mexico; Ensenada, Mexico; Erlangen, Germany; Gangnam (Seoul), South Korea; Hyderabad, India; Jiangmen, China; Obuasi, Ghana &Sendai, Japan