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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.
Arcadia is a city in Los Angeles County in California that is located about 20 miles to the northeast of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel valley, at the base of the San Gabriel mountains. The city has a total area of 28.8 square kilometers of which 28.4 square kilometers is land and 0.3 square kilometers is water. The population according to 2005 census is 56,565. The population was spread out with 23.3 percent  under the age of 18, 7.5 percent  from 18 to 24, 27.2 percent  from 25 to 44, 26.5 percent  from 45 to 64 and 15.5 percent  who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.
Arcadia's beginning goes back over 3,000 years to the Tongva Indian tribe, whose inhabitants lived all over Southern California. These people were also known as the Gabrielinos, a name taken from the Spanish San Gabriel mission and under whose control these people were enslaved during the mission period in California. Arcadia’s settlement of the native Americans was known as Aleupkigna. The city is also mentioned by Jack Kerouac in his novel. The city provides endless recreational opportunities for visitors and locals with plentiful shopping and beautiful beaches. It has undergone some improvement in various fields and enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers. Hence it is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over.

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