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Disney California Adventure, Anaheim
Author: Alfred A. Si (public domain)

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Orange County is a county in Southern California. With an estimated population of just over 3 million people (2011 estimate), Orange County is the third most populous county in California and the sixth most populous in the country. Yet it is also one of the smallest, covering just 947.98 sq mi (2,455.3 sq km) of which bodies of water occupy 158.57 sq mi (410.7 sq km).


Laguna Beach, Orange County, California
Laguna Beach, Orange County, California
Author: Patrick Pelster (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Germany)

As home to major tourist attractions such as Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, Orange County is renowned for its affluent yet conservative residents. And yet, in 1994, it was also the most populous county to go bankrupt, resulting in its treasurer being convicted of felony charges over the matter.

There are thirty-four incorporated cities in Orange County. Santa Ana is the county seat while Anaheim is its main tourist destination. Orange County was established on 11 March, 1889. It got its name from the citrus plantations in the area. The growing of fruit trees, including avocados and boysenberry, began to decline after the Second World War, and the county turned to other forms of economic activity. Its economy received a big boost when Disneyland opened in Anaheim in 1955.


Silver Bullet Roller Coaster at Knotts Berry Farm
Silver Bullet Roller Coaster at Knotts Berry Farm
Author: Kate Bolin (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

Visiting Orange County, California

Located to the southeast of downtown Los Angeles, Orange County can be reached by Interstate 5, which cuts through the county from northwest and southeast. Other highways to take include Interstate 405 and State Route 91 (Costa Mesa Freeway).


Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Orange County
Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, Orange County
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Cities in Orange County, California

  1. Santa Ana - county seat
  2. Aliso Viejo
  3. Anaheim
  4. Brea
  5. Buena Park
  6. Costa Mesa
  7. Cypress
  8. Dana Point
  9. Fountain Valley
  10. Fullerton
  11. Garden Grove
  12. Huntington Beach
  13. Irvine
  14. La Habra
  15. La Palma
  16. Laguna Beach
  17. Laguna Hills
  18. Laguna Niguel
  19. Laguna Woods
  20. Lake Forest
  21. Los Alamitos
  22. Mission Viejo
  23. Newport Beach
  24. Orange
  25. Placentia
  26. Rancho Santa Margarita
  27. San Clemente
  28. San Juan Capistrano
  29. Seal Beach
  30. Stanton
  31. Tustin
  32. Villa Park
  33. Westminster
  34. Yorba Linda

Attractions in Orange County

  1. Disneyland
  2. Disney's California Adventure
  3. Knott's Berry Farm


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