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El Cerrito

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.

El Cerrito is a municipality in Contra Costa County, California, United States. In 2000, the population of the city was 23,171 and an area of 9.5 square kilometers. El Cerrito is a city with numerous positive attributes such as great location, pleasant climate, stable residential neighborhoods, good transit and highway access, numerous parks and recreational facilities and involved residents. El Cerrito is located just across the bay from San Francisco and the hilly areas of El Cerrito provide spectacular views of its famous neighbor.
The name El Cerrito is Spanish for the little hill. It refers to Albany Hill, which is located just south-west of the city. In the city the population was spread out with 15.9 percent under the age of 18, 6.7 percent from 18 to 24, 31.2 percent from 25 to 44, 25.7 percent from 45 to 64, and 20.4 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.
El Cerrito is the kind of town you daydream about. It is an attractive city with natural beauty and historical places, while traveling in California.

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