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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.

Tehachapi is a city incorporated in 1909 situated in its namesake Tehachapi Mountains between Bakersfield and Mojave in Kern County, California. This area is known for its Tehachapi Loop, electricity generating wind turbines, proximity to Edwards Air Force Base, and excellent environment for gliding. Its population was 10,957 at the 2000 census. As of 2006 the total population of the Tehachapi area is estimated at 35,000 including surrounding areas.

The peopled places in the vicinity of the incorporated City of Tehachapi include Golden Hills, Old Town, Bear Valley Springs, Stallion Springs, Oak Knolls, Alpine Forest Park, Mountain Meadows, Old West Ranch, Sand Canyon, Keene, and Hart Flat.

Tehachapi was preceded by a settlement a few miles west of it called Williamsburg which was in existence in the 1870's. After the Southern Pacific railroad that is now merged into the Union Pacific established its line through the mountains in 1876 Williamsburg saw its business taken away by the SP's newer location, finally called Tehachapi Summit. Later its name was shortened to simply Tehachapi. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.8 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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