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Santa Monica

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 Monica is a coastal city in western Los Angeles County, California, USA. It borders Santa Monica Bay on the west, Pacific Palisades and Brentwood on the north, West Los Angeles and Mar Vista on the east, and Venice on the south. Except for the Pacific Ocean to its west, it is a municipality totally surrounded by the City of Los Angeles.

It is also a city that boasts one of the most spectacular ocean views in the world. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 84,084, but an early 2006 estimate has the population at 103,255. This city is named for Saint Monica of Hippo because the area on which the city is now located was first visited by Spaniards on her feast day.

Residents of the city are among the largest contributors in the nation to Democratic Party candidates. The city was well known for its strict rent control ordinance, enacted in 1978 and partially overridden by state law in 1999.

The Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome is a National Historic Landmark. It sits on the Santa Monica Pier, which was built in 1909. As per the census of 2000, there are 84,084 people, 44,497 households, and 16,775 families in the city.

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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