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Pinole is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. The population was 19,039 at the 2000 census. It is one of many small bedroom communities along the corridor in Western Contra Costa County. It is located about 20 miles northeast of San Francisco, and approximately a half-hour drive from either Oakland or San Francisco. The name derives from pinole, a Native American word for a kind of flour made from the seeds of maize, chia, and various other grasses and annual herbs.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.4 square kilometers. As of the census of 2000, there were 19,039 people, 6,743 households, and 5,057 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,413.7 per square kilometers. The Punk band Green Day is from Pinole.

Pinole is also known as the town 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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