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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.

Oakdale is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. The population was 15,503 inhabitants at the 2000 census. The city was founded in 1871 when the Stockton and Visalia Railroad met the Copperopolis Railroad. Oakdale goes by the nickname The Gateway to Yosemite and the slogan Cowboy Capital of the World.

The city is located in the east-central portion of the Central Valley, adjacent to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.1 square kilometers. As of the census of 2000, there were 15,503 people, 5,610 households, and 4,050 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,190.0 per square kilometers.

Oakdale 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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