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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.

Walnut Creek is a suburb of San Francisco and Oakland located in Contra Costa County, California, USA, in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. As per the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 64,296. It serves as the commercial and entertainment hub for neighboring towns of Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda. Walnut Creek was first known as The Corners, where two roads leading from Pacheco and Lafayette met. This corner is now known as the Mt. Diablo Boulevard and North Main Street intersection.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 51.6 square kilometers. As of the census of 2000, there were 64,296 people, 30,301 households, and 16,544 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,246.9 square kilometers.

The California Symphony famous for its commitment to the performance of music by American composers has been based in Walnut Creek since its inception in 1986. Other attractions include Castle Rock Park, Gardens at Heather Farm, Mount Diablo, Civic Park and Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts.

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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