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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.

Manteca is a city in San Joaquin County, California, USA. As of November 2005, the city population was approximately 61,927 residents. Manteca was well-known in Northern California as the location of The Manteca Waterslides. However, in September of 2004, this waterslide park was closed. Manteca, California was founded in 1861 by Jebediah Stapleton and Joshua Cowell. Stapleton and Cowell claimed about 1,000 acres and built their houses on what is now the corner of Main and Yosemite where the Bank of America stands.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.2 square km. Neighboring towns include Lathrop, Ripon, Escalon, and Tracy. Manteca is also in between the larger cities of Modesto and Stockton. As of the census of 2000, there were 49,258 people, 16,368 households, and 12,488 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,195.4 per square kilometers.

Manteca 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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