For the study of the subject, see Geography at UC Davis

Davis is located at 38°32′42″N 121°44′26″W1 or using the Public Land Survey System (sometimes called "Legal"), at Sec. 10 T8N R2E, Mount Diablo meridian. According to GNIS, its elevation is 52 feet (but don't let that fool you; Davis isn't flat!) . The land area that Davis occupied was 10 square miles according to the 2000 US Census. OpenStreetMap is a great mapping resource for the Davis region.

Physical Geography

Davis is located at the southern end of the Sacramento Valley, along the Putah Creek. It lies within sight of the Coast Range, which is visible just to the west of town. The hills are especially scenic during sunset along Russell Blvd. or Covell Blvd. in West Davis.

Because of Davis' placement near The Delta, it has weather characteristic both of the valley and the coast. It lies about fifteen miles west of Sacramento, the capital of California. To learn about the roads and regions within Davis, and see Navigating Davis. Being a University town, Davis also has some interesting cultural geography. You might want to look at the wiki Map (or other maps) to orient yourself. You also might be interested in the geology of the rocks and ground underfoot.

Nearby Cities and Counties

Other areas of California

Areas Distant from Davis

See also:


1. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)