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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.

Richmond is a city in western Contra Costa County, California, United States. It is in the East Bay, part of the San Francisco Bay Area and is often confused with the Richmond District in nearby San Francisco. As of the July 1, 2005 US Census estimate, the city has a population of 102,186 inhabitants, while the California Department of Finance estimates the city's population at 103,468 inhabitants, as of January 1, 2006.

Richmond was founded and incorporated in 1905, carved out of the Rancho San Pablo, from which the nearby town of San Pablo has inherited its name. Point Richmond, which is in effect a town within Richmond is known for its small-town charm and its quaint shops.

Richmond 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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