Solano County, California
Location of Solano County in California:
Solano County comprises the Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area. Solano County is the northeastern county in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area region.
A portion of the South Campus at the University of California, Davis is in Solano County.
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Solano County is the easternmost county of the North Bay. As such, it is sometimes reported by news agencies as being in the East Bay. Additionally, a portion of the county extends into the Sacramento Valley, geographically.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 906 square miles (2,350 km2), of which 822 square miles (2,130 km2) is land and 84 square miles (220 km2) (9.3%) is water.
Solano County has several inactive cinnabar mines including the Hastings Mine and St. John’s Mine, both of which are subject to ongoing mercury monitoring. These mines were worked in the first half of the twentieth century.
Solano County has a number of rare and endangered species including the beetle Elaphrus viridis, the wildflower Lasthenia conjugens, commonly known as Contra Costa goldfields and the annual plant Legenere limosa or False Venus’ looking glass.
- Contra Costa County, California– south
- Sonoma County, California– west
- Napa County, California– west
- Yolo County, California– north
- Sacramento County, California– east
- Interstate 80
- Interstate 505
- Interstate 680
- Interstate 780
- State Route 12
- State Route 29
- State Route 37
- State Route 84
- State Route 113
Solano County is served by several transit agencies:
- SolTrans, formed as a merger between these two existing transit agencies:
- Vallejo Transit, which used to also operate the Baylink Ferry to San Francisco
- Benicia Breeze
- San Francisco Bay Ferry, with a terminal in Vallejo
- Fairfield and Suisun Transit
- Vacaville City Coach
- Rio Vista Delta Breeze
Each agency interconnects with each other, enabling transit trips throughout the county. Service also connects with BART stations in Contra Costa County. Transit links are provided to Napa, Yolo and Sacramento counties as well.
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