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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.

Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, in the Coachella Valley approximately 11 miles east of Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley. The population was 41,155 at the 2000 census. The other cites in the Coachella Valley are Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Springs, and Rancho Mirage.

A major center of growth in the Palm Springs area, it was a popular retreat for snowbirds from colder climates, which swell its population by an estimated 31,000 inhabitants each winter, but in the past couple of years Palm Desert has seen more residents become full-timers who now live in the city year-round.
Palm Desert may have 75,000 to 85,000 at January 1st as the season peaks and decreases by half at July 1st as the hot desert summer comes by. Palm Desert is still viewed as a socio-politically conservative bastion, but shifted to a more liberal socio-political or cultural environment in the late 1990's. As of the census of 2000, there were 41,155 people, 19,184 households, and 11,414 families residing in the city. The population density was 652.0 per square kilometers.

Palm Desert 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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