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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.
Chico is the most populous municipality in Butte County, California, United States. The city is the cultural, economic and educational center of the northern Sacramento Valley. Chico is home to California State University, Chico and Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the country. Other major cities in the Chico metropolitan area include Paradise and Oroville. In 2005, the population of the city was 79,091 and an area of 71.9 square kilometers.
The original inhabitants of Chico were the Mechoopda Maidu. Chico was founded by General John Bidwell, a member of one of the first wagontrains to reach California in 1843. The several attractions of the city include Chico Museum, Museum of Anthropology, The Northern California Natural History Museum and The Chico Air Museum. Chico Municipal Airport is the major airport facility serving this area and is north of the city limits.
California is a popular travel destination for visitors and globe trotters from all over the world who appreciate its beautiful landscapes, rich culture, various local cuisine, hospitality and safety.

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