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Newark is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. It was incorporated as a city in September 1955. Newark is an enclave, surrounded by the city of Fremont. The three cities of Newark, Fremont, and Union City make up the "Tri-City" area. Its population was 43,539 in 2014.GeographyThe southern end of the San Francisco Bay lies near the western edge of the city. State Route 84 runs through the city, and continues as the Dumbarton Bridge to cross the San Francisco Bay to reach Menlo Park. Interstate 880 serves as the eastern boundary with Fremont.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.9sqmi, of which, 13.9sqmi of it is land and 0.02sqmi of it (0.17%) is water.HistoryNewark was named after Newark Castle, Port Glasgow in Scotland by J. Barr Robertson.Before it was settled by Europeans, Newark was home to the Ohlone Native American Peoples. The first European settlement in the area was by the Spanish missionaries of Mission San José, whose territory covered much of the present day cities of Newark, Fremont, and Union City. In 1878 land belonging to Washington Township of Alameda County was purchased by The Pacific Land Investment Company and subdivided to form the town of Fremont.
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