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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.

Madera is the county seat of Madera County, California. It is the principal city of the Madera, California Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Madera County. The population was 43,207 at the 2000 census.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.8 square kilometers. Madera is the location of the Madera American Viticulture Area. As of the census of 2000, there were 43,207 people, 11,978 households, and 9,438 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,357.4 per square kilometers.

Madera 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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