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Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. It is the largest city in eastern Alabama with a 2013 population
of 58,582. It is a principal city of the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area. The Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA with a
population of 150,933, along with the Columbus, GA-AL MSA and Tuskegee, Alabama, comprises the greater
Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL CSA, a region home to 501,649 residents.
Jacksonville is a city in Calhoun County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 12,548, which
is a 49% increase since 2000. It is included in the Anniston-Oxford Metropolitan Statistical Area. Jacksonville State
University is located here, which is a center of commerce and one of the largest employers in the area.
Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama. The city is the county seat of Jefferson County. The city's population was
212,237 according to the 2010 United States Census. The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a
population of about 1,128,047 according to the 2010 Census, which is approximately one quarter of Alabama's population.
Anchorage (officially called the Municipality of Anchorage) is a unified home rule municipality in
the U.S. State of Alaska. With an estimated 300,950 residents in 2013, it is Alaska's most populous
city and contains more than 40 percent of the state's total population; among the 50 states, only
New York has a higher percentage of residents who live in its most populous city. Altogether, the
Anchorage metropolitan area, which combines Anchorage with the neighboring Matanuska-Susitna
Borough, had a population of 396,142 in 2013.
Tempe, also known as Hayden's Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa
County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719.
The city is named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece. Tempe is located in the East Valley section of
metropolitan Phoenix; it is bordered by Phoenix and Guadalupe on the west, Scottsdale on the
north, Chandler on the south, and Mesa on the east. Tempe was the location of US Airways Group's
corporate headquarters until December 9, 2013, when US Airways and American Airlines merged
to form American Airlines Group. The headquarters for the combined airline moved to American's
headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. It is the home of Arizona State University.
Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the state of Arizona. With 1,445,632 people (as of the 2010 U.S. Census), Phoenix is the most populous state
capital in the United States, as well as the sixth most populous city nationwide. The anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area (also known as the Valley of
the Sun, a part of the Salt River Valley), it is the 13th largest metro area by population in the United States, with approximately 4.3 million people in
2010. In addition, Phoenix is the county seat of Maricopa County and is one of the largest cities in the United States by land area.
Flagstaff is a city located in northern Arizona, in the southwestern United States. In 2013, the city's estimated population was 68,667. The combined
metropolitan area of Flagstaff has an estimated population 136,539. It is the county seat of Coconino County. The city is named after a Ponderosa Pine
flagpole made by a scouting party from Boston (known as the "Second Boston Party") to celebrate the United States Centennial on July 4, 1876.
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. The city is centrally located within the county and has been
home of the University of Arkansas since the institution's founding in 1871. Fayetteville is on the outskirts of the Boston Mountains, deep within the
Ozarks. Known as Washington until 1829, the city was named after Fayetteville, Tennessee, where many of the settlers were from. It was incorporated
on November 3, 1836 and was rechartered in 1867.
Thousand Oaks is a city in southeastern Ventura County, California, United States. It is in the northwestern part of the Greater Los Angeles Area,
approximately 35 miles (56 km) from Downtown Los Angeles and is also less than 15 mi (24 km) from the Los Angeles city neighborhood of Woodland
Hills. It was named after the many oak trees that grow in the area, and the city seal is adorned with an oak.
Bakersfield is a city near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley in Kern County,
California. It is roughly equidistant between Fresno and Los Angeles, which are 110 mi
(180 km) to the north and south, respectively. In the 2010 census, the city’s population
was 347,483, making it the 9th largest city in California and the 52nd largest city in the
United States. The city is also the county seat for Kern County, which encompasses the
entire MSA and is the third largest county in California by area.
Fresno , the county seat of Fresno County, is a city in the U.S. state of California. As of
2013, the city's population was 509,000 making it the fifth largest city in California, the
largest inland city in California and the 34th largest in the nation. Fresno is in the center of
the San Joaquin Valley and is the largest city in the Central Valley, which contains the San
Fullerton is a city located in northern Orange County, California. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 135,161. Fullerton was founded
in 1887. It secured the land on behalf of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Historically it was a center of agriculture, notably groves of
Valencia oranges and other citrus crops; petroleum extraction; transportation; and manufacturing. It is home to several higher educational institutions,
notably California State University, Fullerton and Fullerton College.
Long Beach is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United States. The city is the 36th-largest city in the
United States and the seventh-largest in California. As of 2010, its population was 462,257. In addition, Long Beach is the second largest city in the
Greater Los Angeles Area (after Los Angeles) and a principal city of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of government of Sacramento County. It is at the confluence of the Sacramento
River and the American River in the northern portion of California's expansive Central Valley. Its estimated 2014 population of 475,122 made it the
fifth-largest city in California. Sacramento is the cultural and economic core of the Sacramento metropolitan area which includes seven counties with an
estimated 2009 population of 2,527,123. Its metropolitan area is the fourth largest in California after the Greater Los Angeles Area, San Francisco Bay
Area, and the San Diego metropolitan area, as well as the 27th largest in the United States.
San Bernardino is a city located in the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area
(sometimes called the "Inland Empire"). It serves as the county seat of San Bernardino
County, California, United States. As one of the Inland Empire's anchor cities, San
Bernardino spans 81 square miles (210 km2) on the floor of the San Bernardino Valley, and
has a population of 209,924 as of the 2010 census. San Bernardino is the 17th largest city in
California, and the 99th largest city in the United States.
Turlock is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. Its estimated 2013
population of 70,365 made it the second-largest city in Stanislaus County after Modesto.
Turlock was founded on December 22, 1871. Construction of the Central Pacific Railroad at
that time had reached a station named after Turlough in County Mayo, Ireland. Thus, the
new railroad town was named Turlock.
San Diego is a major city in California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles
and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,355,896 as of July 1, 2013, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in
the United States and second-largest in California. San Diego is the birthplace of California and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-
water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the U.S. Navy, and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center.
San Jose is the third-largest city in California, the tenth-largest in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest
city within Silicon Valley and the largest city in Northern California. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as El Pueblo de San José de
Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Nueva California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military
installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose served as its first capital.
Rohnert Park is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States, located approximately 50 miles (80 km) north of San Francisco. The population at
the 2010 United States Census was 40,971. It is an early planned city, modeled directly after Levittown, New York and Levittown, Pennsylvania. Rohnert
Park is the sister city of Hashimoto in Japan. Sonoma State University, part of the California State University system, is located in the city.
Irvine is an affluent suburban city in Orange County, California, United States. It is a planned city, mainly developed by the Irvine Company since the
1960s. Formally incorporated on December 28, 1971, the 66 square miles (170 km2) city has a population of 212,375 as of the 2010 census; in 2013 the city's
population was estimated to be 242,651. It has annexed the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, most of which is planned to be converted into the
Orange County Great Park.
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Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama (in the
southeastern United States). Located on the Black Warrior River, it is the fifth-largest city in
Alabama, with an estimated population of 95,334 in 2013. Founded in 1819, the city was named
after Tuskaloosa, the chieftain of a Muskogean-speaking people who battled and was defeated by
Hernando de Soto in 1540 in the Battle of Mabila, and served as Alabama's capital city from 1826 to
Florence is the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the northwestern
corner of the state. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319. Florence is the
largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which
includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale
counties). Florence is considered the primary economic hub of northwestern Alabama.
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama. The population within the city limits was
195,111 as of the 2010 United States Census, making it the third most populous city in the State of
Alabama, the most populous in Mobile County, and the largest municipality on the Gulf Coast
between New Orleans, Louisiana, and St. Petersburg, Florida.
Fairbanks is a home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.
S. state of Alaska. Fairbanks is the largest city in the Interior region of Alaska, and third largest
in the state, after Anchorage, and Juneau. It is the principal city of the Fairbanks, Alaska,
Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of the Fairbanks North Star Borough and is
the northernmost Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States, lying less than 120 miles (190
km) south of the Arctic Circle
Little Rock is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is also the county seat of Pulaski County. It was incorporated on
November 7, 1831 on the south bank of the Arkansas River very near the geographic center of the state. The city derives its name from a small rock
formation along the river, named "le Petit Rocher" by the French in 1799. The capital of the Arkansas Territory was moved to Little Rock from
Arkansas Post in 1821. The city's population was 193,524 at the 2010 census.