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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.

Pacifica is a city in San Mateo County, California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay. According to city Limits signs in the year 2006, the population was 40,400 inhabitants. The city of Pacifica is spread along a six mile stretch of the north central California coastal hills, nestled in several small valleys spanning between Sweeney Ridge above on the east, Montara Mountain to the south, and the Pacific Ocean's sandy beaches and rocky bluffs to the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 32.8 square kilometers. As of the census of 2000, there were 38,390 people, 13,994 households, and 9,655 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,173.6 per square kilometers. Pacifica is well known regionally as a popular surfing destination with Pacifica State Beach or Linda Mar Beach often crowded with surfers.
Pacifica is also a popular mountain biking destination, with many trails crossing the hillsides that surround the city, including Sweeny Ridge, part of the Golden Gate National Recreational Area. Pacifica is also home to the Sharp Park Golf Course designed in 1931 by famous golf architect Alister MacKenzie.

Pacifica 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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