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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.
Hanford is the county seat of Kings County, California. It is the principal city of the Hanford-Corcoran, California metropolitan statistical area which encompasses all of Kings County and the cities of Hanford and Corcoran. The population was 41,686 inhabitants at the 2000 census. However, the California department of finance estimates that the population had grown to 49,048 inhabitants as of January 1, 2006.
The Hanford area was inhabited by the Tachi Yokut Indians for several thousand years prior to Euro-American contact. They occupied areas along watercourses such as creeks, springs and seep areas along perennial and seasonal drainages, as ell as flat ridges and terraces.The renaissance of Kings Cultural Arts Faire is held the first weekend of October at Courthouse Square in Hanford's city center. The Faire recreates the period of time during the rule of King Henry VIII of England. There is no admission charge and the event typically attracts 15,000 people over the two-day period.

Hanford is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in California worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of California.

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