The city of Pensacola, also called "P-Cola", "The City of Five Flags", "Red Snapper Capital of the World", "Worlds Whitest Beaches", "Cradle of Naval Aviation", "Western Gate to the Sunshine State" was settled in 1698 and encompasses the following counties: Escambia. Pensacola's government type is Mayor-council. It is comprised of the Pensacola City Council, Mayor, who is currently Ashton Hayward.
Pensacola encompasses land area: 22.7 sq mi (58.8 km2), water area: 17.0 sq mi (43.9 km2). The elevation is 102 ft (31 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 51,923. This equates to a population density of 2,303.5/sq mi (956.8/km2). The local time zone is CST (UTC-6).
Local area codes are 850. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 12-55925, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at pensacolacitygov.com.