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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.

Salinas is the county seat and largest municipality of Monterey County in the U.S. state of California. The population is 160,122 according to Money Best Places to Live Magazine. Salinas' economy is largely based upon agriculture. It is Located in one of California's richest farming regions, the area produces a variety of fruits and vegetables, including lettuce, strawberries, watermelons, broccoli, carrots, cabbages, and spinach. Therefore many major vegetable producers are headquartered in Salinas.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 49.2 square kilometers. As of the census of 2000, there were 151,060 people, 38,298 households, and 30,025 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,068.1 per square kilometers.

Salinas 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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