San Diego Marina district
Don Antonio María Lugo was granted the right to settle the San Bernardino Valley in 1839 by Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado.
Sunset in Venice, a neighborhood in Los Angeles
San Bernardino County horticulture exhibit at World Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893.
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach
Cadiz Dunes Wilderness
California counties below the 36th standard parallel
SBC Sheriff's department operates a sizable fleet of helicopters. Shown here are a Bell 212 (foreground) and a Sikorsky S-61 at the air unit's Rialto Airport headquarters.
Topography of the border region
Percent of households with incomes above $150k across LA County census tracts.
Köppen climate types of southern California
Proctor Valley in Chula Vista
Autumn of 2008 in southern California.
Satellite view of southern California, including the Channel Islands
View from La Jolla Cove in San Diego.
Peaks in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino County.
Yucca Valley with Visitor Center in Background in June 2017.
Ocean Beach Sunset in San Diego.
Northridge earthquake shake map
Salton Sea in the Coachella Valley
The Oceanside Pier on the San Diego County coast
Downtown San Bernardino
Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine
Disneyland in Anaheim
Interstate and state highway system of Southern California
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway's combined Super Chief-El Capitan pulls into Los Angeles's Union Passenger Terminal on September 24, 1966.
University of California, Los Angeles
California Institute of Technology

San Bernardino County, officially the County of San Bernardino, is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of California, and is located within the Inland Empire area.

- San Bernardino County, California

The region generally contains ten of California's 58 counties: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties.

- Southern California

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Inland Empire

Yucca Valley, within the Morongo Basin, is halfway between the San Bernardino Valley and the Arizona state line.
A map of the United States, highlighting the twin counties of the Inland Empire
Drawing of San Bernardino (1852)
Arlington Heights Citrus Groves, Riverside circa 1903
View of the San Bernardino Valley from the San Bernardino Mountains. The Santa Ana Mountains are visible in the distance.
This map, created by the Regional Plan Association, illustrates the Southern California megaregion.
Regional Plan Association map of the USA showing the eleven emerging megaregions
Boxcars, Rialto, California
Housing construction in Fontana, looking northeast along Interstate 15. Since 1980, the city's population has grown by 170,000.
I-10–I-215 Interchange traffic, south of downtown San Bernardino
sbX Green Line's Civic Center Station in downtown San Bernardino
sbX Hospitality West Station, downtown San Bernardino
The Redlands California Temple is one of four LDS temples in Southern California.
California State University, San Bernardino
University of California, Riverside
Lamb of God playing at Ozzfest at the San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, San Bernardino, 2007
At 330 ft high, the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa tower is the tallest building in the Inland Empire. Concerts and events are booked inside.
California Theatre in downtown San Bernardino
Inland Empire 66ers playing at San Manuel Stadium in downtown San Bernardino

The Inland Empire (IE) is a metropolitan area and region in Southern California, inland of and adjacent to coastal California, centering around the cities of San Bernardino and Riverside, and borders Los Angeles County to the west.

It includes the cities of western Riverside County and southwestern San Bernardino County, and is considered to include the desert communities of the Coachella and Victor Valleys, respectively on the other sides of the San Gorgonio Pass and San Bernardino Mountains from the Santa Ana River watershed that forms the bulk of the Inland Empire; a much broader definition includes all of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Riverside County, California

Yucca pines near Ryan Mountain Trail in Joshua Tree National Park
Riverside County Historic Courthouse
The 161-foot, 48-bell, carillon tower at the University of California, Riverside.

Riverside County is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of California.

In 1853, the eastern part of Los Angeles County was used to create San Bernardino County.

San Bernardino, California

The family of Antonio María Lugo was granted the right to settle the San Bernardino Valley in 1839 by Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado.
View of San Bernardino in 1852.
Downtown San Bernardino in 1905.
San Bernardino's Santa Fe Depot, built in 1918 in a Mission Revival style.
Cafe in San Bernardino, c. 1940's.
The historic California Churrigueresque style Harris Department Store in 1940.
View of Downtown San Bernardino.
Aerial view of San Bernardino.
The campus auditorium at San Bernardino Valley College
Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino.
Map of racial distribution in San Bernardino, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
Event in Downtown San Bernardino.
Hotel in San Bernardino.
California State University, San Bernardino is a important driver of the local economy and a major employer.
The California Churrigueresque style Harris Company Building.
Office tower in San Bernardino.
The historic Fox Theatre.
The Spanish Colonial Revival style Heritage Building, designed after the Casa Consistorial in Sevilla, Spain.
The historic California Theatre.
San Manuel Stadium, home of the Inland Empire 66ers.
Coussoulis Arena at CSUSB.
Seccombe Lake Park.
The historic San Bernardino County Court House, built in 1927.
The Rosa Parks Memorial Building hosts government departments of San Bernardino County.
San Bernardino Downtown Station.
Main entrance to CSU San Bernardino along University Parkway.
San Bernardino Valley College.
Downtown San Bernardino.
San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot.
The sbX Civic Center station in Downtown San Bernardino.
San Bernardino International Airport.

San Bernardino (Spanish for "St. Bernardino") is a city and county seat of San Bernardino County, California.

Located in the Inland Empire region of Southern California, the city had a population of 222,101 in the 2020 census, making it the 18th-largest city in California.

Photo of Engine 57 before it was destroyed.

San Bernardino National Forest

Photo of Engine 57 before it was destroyed.
After the Blue Cut Fire in the summer of 2016 along State Route 138.

The San Bernardino National Forest is a United States National Forest in Southern California encompassing 823,816 acre of which 677,982 acres are federal.

The area extends west of Mount San Antonio and Wrightwood in San Bernardino County.

Greater Los Angeles

Greater Los Angeles in yellow and peach; urbanized areas in gray; Los Angeles proper lined in blue; Los Angeles metropolitan area lined in red.
Downtown Los Angeles in 2016
Many areas are completely filled with houses, buildings, roads, and freeways as observed in Vermont Vista, a Los Angeles neighborhood.
Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles Basin at dawn
Aerial view of Newport Beach in Orange County
San Bernardino Valley
The Ventura coast
Port of Long Beach
Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park
Laguna Beach coastline is popular for sunbathers
Warner Brothers Studios in the San Fernando Valley
Los Angeles Zoo
Cal State LA's The Golden Eagle, consisting of two adjoining structures separated by a promenade.
Rush hour on the Harbor Freeway, Downtown
Map of LA County Metro
Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles
UCLA–USC rivalry, both universities are located in Los Angeles and are members of the Pac-12 Conference. The rivalry between the two is among the more unusual in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I sports, because the campuses are only 12 miles (19 km) apart, and both are located within the same megacity.
Los Angeles
Long Beach

Greater Los Angeles is the second-largest metropolitan region in the United States with a population of 18.5 million as of 2021, encompassing five counties in southern California extending from Ventura County in the west to San Bernardino County and Riverside County in the east, with Los Angeles County in the center and Orange County to the southeast.

The range seen looking south from the Big Bear Valley

San Bernardino Mountains

The range seen looking south from the Big Bear Valley
The mountains are named for the San Bernardino Valley, in turn named by the Spanish in 1810
The Mill Creek valley was the first area of the mountains to be logged.
Lake Arrowhead in July 2007.
State Route 38 in Santa Ana Canyon, with Sugarloaf Mountain rising in the distance

The San Bernardino Mountains are a high and rugged mountain range in Southern California in the United States.

Encompassing roughly 2100 mi2, the mountains lie mostly in San Bernardino County, with a small southern portion reaching into Riverside County.


State in the Western United States.

State in the Western United States.

A map of California tribal groups and languages at the time of European contact
The coat of arms granted to the Californias by Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza
Mission San Diego de Alcalá drawn as it was in 1848. Established in 1769, it was the first of the California Missions.
Map showing Alta California in 1838, when it was a sparsely populated Mexican province
The flag used by Juan Bautista Alvarado's 1836 movement for Californian independence
The Russians from Alaska established their largest settlement in California, Fort Ross, in 1812.
The Bear Flag of the California Republic was first raised in Sonoma in 1846 during the Bear Flag Revolt.
Yokayo, a village of Pomo people in Ukiah (Mendocino County), c. 1916
Hollywood film studios, 1922
The "Birthplace of Silicon Valley" garage, where Stanford University graduates Bill Hewlett and David Packard developed their first product in the 1930s
A topographic map of California
Big Sur coast, south of Monterey at Bixby Bridge
Yosemite National Park
Cylindropuntia bigelovii in the Joshua Tree National Park
Köppen climate types in California
Death Valley, in the Mojave Desert
Five of the twenty largest wildfires in California history were part of the 2020 wildfire season.
A Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) in Joshua Tree
A forest of redwood trees in Redwood National Park
Sea otter in Morro Bay, California
Mission San Diego de Alcalá, first of the Spanish missions in California
Sunset at Venice Beach
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984.
Torrance High School, one of the oldest high schools in continuous use in California
The University of California, Berkeley is the first and oldest campus of the UC system.
The Claremont Colleges east of L.A. include some of the most selective liberal arts colleges in the U.S.
A tree map depicting the distribution of occupations across California
Orange Grove outside of Santa Paula
The Googleplex in Mountain View, California, is the corporate headquarters of Google. Silicon Valley is a center for the global technology industry.
Economic regions of California
Moss Landing Power Plant, located on the coast of Monterey Bay
Solar Energy Generating Systems, located in the Mojave Desert
The Golden Gate Bridge
The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange in Los Angeles, one of California's tall "stack" interchanges
Map of California showing the primary roadways
Amtrak California train in Pinole
Aerial view of the Delta–Mendota Canal (left) and the California Aqueduct, at the Interstate 205 crossing west of Tracy
California budget 2022-2023
The California State Capitol in Sacramento
Democrats Jerry Brown and Eric Garcetti. Brown served twice as Governor of California and Garcetti is currently serving as Mayor of Los Angeles.
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Köppen climate types in California
The famous Tunnel tree at Yosemite National Park in May of 2022

Los Angeles County is the country's most populous, while San Bernardino County is the largest county by area in the country (Alaska has some larger subdivisions, but they are not called counties).

After a series of defensive battles in Southern California, the Treaty of Cahuenga was signed by the Californios on January 13, 1847, securing American control in California.

Lake Arrowhead, California

Lake Arrowhead weekend cabin designed by MGM film star Ruth Hussey
Dan Dureya House, "Minkot", Swasey & McAfee, Architects, 1923
Prince Massianoff House, Chas.Bugg, Architect/Builder, 1923
"Shady Point", Roland Coate Architect,1927
Bennati Cabin, Rudolf Schindler, Architect, 1934
"Happy Landing", Doheny Estate, Dock House, Gordon Kaufman, Architect, 1935
Hamiltair Boathouse, Paul Williams, Architect, 1936
House, Lloyd Wright, Architect, 1963

Lake Arrowhead is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place (CDP) in the San Bernardino Mountains of San Bernardino County, California, surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, and surrounding the eponymous Lake Arrowhead Reservoir.

Lake Arrowhead is located in the Inland Empire region of Southern California, about 20–30 minutes north of San Bernardino.

Twentynine Palms, California

Twentynine Palms sign
Aerial view of Twentynine Palms from the south, with Mojave Desert behind

Twentynine Palms (also known as 29 Palms) is a city in San Bernardino County, California.

The city is located in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.

Metrolink logo as of 2017

Metrolink (California)

Metrolink logo as of 2017
Metrolink ticket vending machines. Machines also sell tickets for Amtrak trains and the FlyAway Bus to Los Angeles International Airport.
Metrolink trains approaching and leaving Union Station during the evening rush hour
2005 Glendale crash aftermath
2008 Chatsworth crash aftermath

Metrolink is a commuter rail system in Southern California consisting of seven lines and 62 stations operating on 534 mi of rail network.

The system operates in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties, as well as to Oceanside in San Diego County.