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Signal Hill

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.

Signal Hill is a small city in Los Angeles County, California that is completely surrounded by the city of Long Beach. As of 2005, the city population was 10,951 and the city was incorporated on April 22, 1924, roughly three years after oil was discovered on Signal Hill.

The hill that the city is named after is 365 feet above the surrounding community of Long Beach. Due to this height, it was used by the local Tongva Indians for signal fires that could seen throughout the surrounding area and even out to Catalina Island, 42 kilometers away. In the 1920s and early '30s, before he became a writer, Raymond Chandler worked in Signal Hill running the offices of the Dabney Oil Syndicate.

As per the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.8 square kilometers. As of the census of 2000, there were 9,333 people, 3,621 households, and 2,096 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,615.9 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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