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10 Interesting Facts About Bakersfield

Facts About Bakersfield

  • Bakersfield is a significant hub for both agriculture and energy production.
  • The city is also the birthplace of the country music genre known as the Bakersfield sound.
  • Bakersfield lies near the southern “horseshoe” end of the San Joaquin Valley, with the southern tip of the Sierra Nevada just to the east.
  • The city has a total area of 143.6 sq mi, of which 142.2 sq mi is land and 1.4 sq mi is covered by water.
  • The City of Bakersfield was formally incorporated in 1898.
  • Grimmway Farms is the largest grower, producer, and shipper of carrots in the world and It’s headquartered in Bakersfield, California.
  • Bakersfield is located in the southern part of California halfway between Fresno and Los Angeles.
  • In 1776, Spanish missionary Father Francisco Garcés became the first European to explore the area of Bakersfield.
  • Bakersfield has welcomed U.S. presidents during their terms of office for more than 120 years: Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Howard Taft, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
  • Bakersfield is twinned with the following sister cities Bucheon, Gyeonggi, South Korea; Wakayama, Japan; Cixi, Zhejiang, China; Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico & Amritsar, Punjab, India.

 

 

Facts About Bakersfield
Facts About Bakersfield

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