Some fun facts about Berkeley, California, USA:

Berkeley has a population of 112,580

Berkeley was named for the Irish theologian and poet George Berkeley

Berkeley has one of the highest rates of bicycle commuting in the country

Berkeley's telephone area code is 510

UC-Berkeley has a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1

Berkeley is sister cities with Dmitrov, Russia

Berkeley is also sister cities with Oukasie, South Africa

The median income for a household in Berkeley is $60,908

The highest point in Berkeley is Grizzly Peak at 1,754 feet

America's Free Speech Movement started in Berkeley in 1964

All photos by Stephen Lam, Austen Arnaud and Brandon Harold in Berkeley, California, USA December 6 and 7, 2014 via Getty

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