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Santa Maria

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.

Santa Maria is the largest city in Santa Barbara County, California. As per the California State Department of Finance, Santa Maria's estimated population surpassed Santa Barbara's with an estimated population of 90,518. The 2000 census indicated Santa Maria's population at 77,423.

As per the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 51.2 square kilometers. Santa Maria is generally located north of the unincorporated township of Orcutt, south of the Santa Maria River and surrounded on the west and east by agricultural fields. The city of Guadalupe is approximately 9 miles to the west of Santa Maria. As per the census of 2000, there were 77,423 people, 22,146 households, and 16,653 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,546.5 per square kilometers.

This destination 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. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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