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Soledad is a town in Monterey County, California, United States. The population was 11,263 as per the 2000 census. This town is situated near the original Spanish mission, Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, founded October 9th, 1791 by Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, the 13th of 21 missions in the California mission chain.

This city is located in one of the premiere wine grape growing regions of California with over twenty vineyards and wineries within a thirty mile radius, several of which have tasting rooms and present a wide selection of wines for sale. Some of the Vineyards and Wineries located nearby are Chalone, Scheid, Paraiso Vineyards, Hahn Estates Smith and Hook, San Saba, J.Lohr, Kendall-Jackson, Ventana, Hess Select, Estancia, The Michaud Vineyard, and Graff Family Vineyards.

The community of Soledad began in 1874 as a few buildings and shops. Its two main streets were named Front and Main. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.9 square kilometers. As of the census of 2000, there were 11,263 people, 2,472 households, and 2,242 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,035.4 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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