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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.

Anaheim is a city in Orange County, California, located 28 miles southeast of Los Angeles. As of 2006, the city population was 342,410, making it the tenth-largest city in California and 56th-largest in the United States. Anaheim is the second most populous city in Orange County but largest in terms of land area, and it is known for its theme parks, sports teams, and convention center. Founded by fifty former German families in 1857 and incorporated on February 10, 1870, Anaheim developed into an industrial center, producing electronics, aircraft parts, and canned fruit.
 
Anaheim was founded in 1857 by grape farmers and wine makers from Franconia in Bavaria. The colony was situated on 1,165 acres. Settlers voted to call the community Annaheim, the anna referring to the Santa Ana River and heim meaning home in German. The name later was changed slightly, to Anaheim. To the Spanish speaking neighbors, the settlement was known as Campo Aleman.
 
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 130.7 square kilometers. 126.8 square kilometers of it is land and 3.9 square kilometers of it is water. Anaheim's largest and most important industry is tourism. Its Anaheim Convention Center is home to many national conferences, and the world-famous Disneyland Resort is by far the city's largest employer. Many hotels, especially in the city's Resort district, serve theme park tourists and conventiongoers.
 
In the city the population was spread out with 30.2 percent under the age of 18, 10.5 percent from 18 to 24, 33.5 percent from 25 to 44, 17.7 percent from 45 to 64, and 8.2 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.
 
Attractions in the city are Disneyland Resort, ESPN Zone in AnaheimDisneyland, Disney's California Adventure, Downtown Disney, ESPN Zone, House of Blues, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Honda Center, The Grove of Anaheim, formerly the Sun Theater, formerly Tinseltown Studios and Anaheim Convention Center.

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