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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.

Rancho Santa Margarita is a city in Orange County, California, United States. It is a newer, planned community set upon rolling hills. Most homes in Rancho Santa Margarita are maintained by homeowners associations. The population was 47,214 inhabitants at the 2000 census.
Although it is named for Rancho Santa Margarita y Las Flores, which was in San Diego County, the city limits fall within the borders of Rancho Mission Viejo. The city seal has the brands of Rancho Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita y Las Flores on the border, with artwork containing Santiago Peak in the background. The tower in the foreground symbolizes the Rancho Santa Margarita Lake Tower.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.9 square kilometers. As of the census of 2000, there were 47,214 people, 16,253 households, and 12,417 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,485.7 per square kilometers.

Rancho Santa Margarita 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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