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Murrieta is a city in southwestern Riverside County, California, United States. The population was 44,282 inhabitants at the 2000 census. The population is estimated to be 92,000 in 2006, making it one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Largely residential in character, Murrieta is considered a bedroom community, with large numbers of its residents commuting to jobs in San Diego and Orange counties and the more industrialized neighboring city of Temecula to the south.

Murrieta was settled first in 1863 by Spaniard Don Juan Murrieta, who fell in love with the area filled with oak, sycamore, and grasses on rolling foothills. According to the United States census bureau, the city has a total area of 73.6 square kilometers. As of the census of 2000, there were 44,282 people, 14,320 households, and 11,699 families residing in the city. The population density was 602.2 per square kilometers.

Murrieta is also known as the city of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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