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Where is Bakersfield



Located in the south-western part of the United States, Bakersfield is one of the major cities of California. With the city population 347,483, Bakersfield is the 9th largest city of California state and 51st largest city of the United States. Interestingly, in last 40 years, it has grown 400% and became one of the fastest growing cities of California.



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Interesting Facts about Bakersfield


Country: United States of America
State: California
County: Kern
Year of Establishment: 1869
Area (Metro): 21,138.0 km2
Population (Metro): 839,631
Climate: Desert Climate

The city was established in the year 1869 by Colonel Thomas Baker; primarily, it was known as Kern Island but since it had been used as stopover for travellers and residence of Colonel Baker, it has been given the name Bakersfield. Because falling in the main rout other neighbour cities including Los Angeles and other major cities, Bakersfield became transportation hub of the region.

The economy of the city depends upon various activities; significant of them are oil production, agriculture, natural gas, energy extraction, aerospace, petroleum refining, mining, food processing, manufacturing distribution etc.

Rich in arts and culture city Bakersfield host various events including horseshoes, shooting, boat drag, water skiing, soccer, rugby, tennis, volleyball competitions, and cycling. Other attractions are rock climbing, mountain biking, white-water rafting, skiing in the southern Sierras and also fossil collection.