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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.

Bakersfield, California is the county seat of Kern County, California. The city's economy relies on agriculture, petroleum extraction, and refinement industries. It is one of the fastest-growing cities with large populations in the United States. As of 2006, the population was estimated to be around 312,000 inhabitants within the city limits, making it the 11th largest municipality in California and 59th largest city in the nation. The greater Bakersfield area has a population of around 451,800 inhabitants, including unincorporated areas, according to local municipal sources. It is California's third largest inland city, after Fresno and Sacramento.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 296.3 square kilometers. Of this, 292.9 square kilometers is land and 3.4 square kilometers is water area. Bakersfield is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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