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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.

Ridgecrest, incorporated as a city in 1963 as Crumville, is located in the Indian Wells Valley in northeastern Kern County, California adjacent to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. The population was 24,927 inhabitants at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 55.6 square kilometers. As of the census of 2000, there were 24,927 people, 9,826 households, and 6,691 families residing in the city. The population density was 455.5 per square kilometers.

Ridgecrest 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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