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Arcata is a city, adjacent to Humboldt Bay, in Humboldt County, California in United States. The city of Arcata was incorporated in 1858. It has a total area of 28.6 square kilometers of which 23.8 square kilometers is land and 4.8 square kilometers is water. The population density was 699.6 per square kilometers with 7,272 housing units. The city is located on California's redwood coast, approximately 760 miles north of Los Angeles and 275 miles north of San Francisco. The population was 16,651 at the 2000 census. The city is notably liberal in its political makeup and is the first city in the United States to elect a majority of its city council members from the green party.
Arcata features a large number of original Victorian structures, many of which have been lovingly restored and is a home to the oldest movies in the United States which is still in operation. The city has many bookstores, coffeehouses, restaurants, galleries and music venues. It is a classic example of a traditional college town with all the concomitant cultural advantages. The majority of jobs come from agriculture, forestry and fishing industries. 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.

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