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Alhambra is a city located in the western San Gabriel valley region of Los Angeles County, California which is approximately eight miles from the downtown Los Angeles civic center. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 85,804. The total area is 19.7 square kilometers. The city was incorporated on 11 July 1903. It is bordered by south Pasadena on the northwest, San Marino on the north, San Gabriel on the east, Rosemead on the southeast, Monterey Park on the south and the Los Angeles districts of Monterey Hills and El Sereno on the west. Alhambra was named after Washington Irving's book named tales from the Alhambra.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.3 percent under the age of 18, 9.7 percent from 18 to 24, 34.0 percent from 25 to 44, 20.7 percent from 45 to 64 and 13.2 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males. The city is primarily Asian and white, midwestern nature throughout the first 60 years of its history was reflected in the fact that even today, most southern Californians pronounce the middle syllable of the city's name as a homophone with ham.
The city is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of California, it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. The city has undergone some improvement in various fields and enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers. The city provides endless recreational opportunities for visitors and locals with plentiful shopping and beautiful beaches.

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