Goleta, California

Santa Barbara County


Goleta is a city in Santa Barbara County in the U.S. state of California, United States, with 28,600 inhabitants ( 2004). The metropolitan area has a size of 68.3 km ².

On 23 February 1942, the first Japanese attack on the American mainland took place near Goleta. The submarine I-17 under the command of Captain Nishino shelled an oil refinery with 13 artillery shells, but taught only minor damage.

In Goleta, the American Automobile Manufacturers Clenet Coachworks produced 1976-1982 about 430 vehicles in the style of neo- classics that have now gained in the automotive scene of some celebrity.


In Goleta is the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Derrick Plourde, American drummer and member of the bands Lagwagon, The Ataris, Mad Caddies, Jaws, Rich Kids on LSD and Bad Astronaut
  • Location in California
  • Location in North America
  • Santa Barbara County