Sunnyvale is part of the silicon valley in Santa Clara, California, USA. The city is famous for being one of the major tech hubs in USA. A lot of tech and defense companies have their offices in the city.
The total area of the city is 58.8km2. 1.8km2 of this area is water.
The town was named Sunnyvale on March 24,1901. It was named Sunnyvale because of its sunny climate in contrast to its surrounding areas which had a foggy climate.
Sunnyvale officially became a city in 1912. Ms. Edwina Benner was elected as the first mayor of Sunnyvale in 1924.
Sunnyvale has a population of more than 140000 according to a census conducted in 2010.
Average size of a family in Sunnyvale is 3.15
The median age of people living in Sunnyvale is 36.
The city has an unemployment rate of about 2.2%.
Average household income of a family living in Sunnyvale is about $121546 US dollars per year.
The combined GDP of the San Jose – Sunnyvale- Sana Clara area is $275 billion USD.
The city has warm and dry summers with mildly cool winters. Temperature in Sunnyvale varies from 6-44°C throughout the span of an year.
Average rainfall in the city is 584mm per year.
The city has offices of some major tech and defense companies including Yahoo, Advanced Micro Devices(AMD), LinkedIn, Lockheed Martin, Apple and Google.
Some famous people from Sunnyvale include actress Teri Hatcher, economist Max Lorenz, scientist Charles Walton and rapper Antonio William.