Santa Barbara (Spanish for Saint Barbara) is one of the 58 counties in the state of California. It was created in 1850, making it one of the original counties of the state. As of the 2010 census, the population was 423,895, up from 399,347 in 2000. The county seat is Santa Barbara, and the largest city is Santa Maria. The county has square miles 3,789.08 square miles (9,813.7 km2) of area, of which 2,737.01 square miles (7,088.8 km2) is land. Santa Barbara is bordered on the east by Ventura County, on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by San Luis Obispo County and has a tiny border on the northeast with Kern County.