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California is the most populous state of the United States. Located on the Pacific coast of North America, it is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. California is known for its pleasant climate and ethnically diverse population. The name California is most commonly believed derived from a storied paradise peopled by black Amazons and ruled by Queen Califia.

Watsonville is a city in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. Its population was 44,265 at the 2000 census. Like neighboring Salinas in Monterey County, Watsonville produces a variety of fruits and vegetables, primarily strawberries, blackberries, and table mushrooms. Martinelli's, a producer of sparkling apple cider, is headquartered there, as are Driscoll's Strawberries, Well-Pict Berries, GraniteRock Corporation, granite construction company and West Marine.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.7 square kilometers. The city of Watsonville has habitat areas that support the endangered species Santa Cruz Tarweed on the California coastal prairie ecosystem. Considerable population growth occurred since 1980, requiring groundwork of a number of Environmental Impact Reports, with resultant development removing definite lands of the city from productive natural habitat.

As of the census of 2000, there were 44,265 people, 11,381 households, and 8,865 families residing in the city and the population density was 2,691.5 square kilometers. Watsonville is home to O'Boy's organic avocados.

This destination is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in California worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of California. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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