Advertise Now
  Home > Travel California > California Cities > Corona


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.
Corona is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 124,966. The city of Norco lies to the northeast, Chino Hills and Yorba Linda to the west, and the Cleveland National Forest to the southwest; unincorporated areas of Riverside County line all of its other borders. It is served by the Corona, Chino Valley, and Riverside freeways, as well as the 91 Line of the Metrolink commuter rail system. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 91.1 square kilometers.
Corona was founded at the height of the Southern California citrus boom in 1896, advantageously situated at the upper end of the Santa Ana River Canyon, the only significant pass through the Santa Ana Mountains. It derived its name from the curious layout of its streets, with a standard grid enclosed by the circular Grand Boulevard. Prior to the 1980s, Corona was a largely agricultural community, dominated by citrus orchards, ranches, and dairy farms.
One of Corona's major employers is the fender musical instrument corporation's main factory, which produces the U.S. made models in the company's storied line, and also contains Fender's guitar and amplification custom shops.
The city of Corona is a part of the Corona-Norco Unified School District. Of the eight high schools in the district, four are located in Corona are Corona, Buena Vista, Centennial, and Santiago.
Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Corona enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

Back to California Cities