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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.

San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is one of the larger suburbs on the San Francisco Peninsula, located between Burlingame to the north, Foster City to the East, and Belmont to the south. San Mateo is also home to Junipero Serra High School, whose graduates have included Barry Bonds, Tom Brady, Lynn Swann, Gregg Jefferies and Dan Serafini. The earliest recorded history of San Mateo is in the archives of Mission Dolores, indicating the Spaniards in 1789 had named a Native American village along Laurel Creek Los Laureles or the Laurels. The Pulgas Ranch sketch map of 1835 refers to the creek as arroyo de los Laureles, but by now most of the Laurels have vanished.

As of the census of 2000, there were 92,482 people, 37,338 households, and 22,328 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,922.1 per square kilometers.

San Mateo 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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