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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.

Stockton is a city in California and the seat of San Joaquin County. According to 2005 estimates by the California Department of Finance, Stockton has a population of 289,800 and is the 13th largest city in California. Stockton is also the fourth largest inland city in California, behind Sacramento, Fresno, and Bakersfield. As per the California State Department of Finance January 6th, 2006 estimate, 668,265 people live in the Stockton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Previous to its incorporation in 1850, Stockton had several names, including Tuleburg, Gas City and Mudville, the Stockton Ports played for two seasons under the name Mudville 9. Captain Charles M. Weber chose to honor Commodore Robert F. Stockton by naming the city in honor of Stockton, who was instrumental in the capture of California during the Mexican-American War. Also, it was twice named an All-America City.

Stockton is well known as having the third oldest professional orchestra in California, the Stockton Symphony, behind the San Francisco Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. It is the home of the Haggin Museum along with Children's Museum of Stockton.

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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