Facts About Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita is a city in northwestern Los Angeles County, California.
The city of Santa Clarita consists of four distinct communities: Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, and Valencia.
The Santa Clara River was named by Spanish explorers for Saint Clare of Assisi.
In December 1987, the city of Santa Clarita was incorporated, encompassing the communities of Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus, and Valencia.
The elevation of the city is 1,207 feet above sea level.
Santa Clarita is twinned with Tena, Napo, Ecuador & Sariaya, Quezon, Philippines.
Human settlement of the Santa Clarita Valley dates back to the arrival of the Chumash people, who were displaced by the Tataviam circa 450 AD.
Santa Clarita covers an area of 70.82 square miles, of which 70.75 square miles is land and 0.07 square miles is water.
Santa Clarita is near the San Fernando fault zone and has been affected by the 1971 San Fernando earthquake and 1994 Northridge earthquake, both of which had epicentres in the San Fernando Valley.
Santa Clarita is located along the boundary between the WWF-designated California coastal sage and chaparral ecoregion to the southwest, and California montane chaparral and woodlands ecoregion to the northeast.