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El Centro Travel Guide, California

El Centro Overview, CA US ––: A Complete Holiday Package

El Centro, a city located in the state of California, is considered to be the largest U.S city that lies entirely below the sea level. It is also the largest city in the area of Imperial Valley, which is located in the east region of San Diego.

The city of El Centro is a core urban area, as it is the principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area, California. El Centro is home to many industries, which belong to various sectors like wholesale, transportation, retail and agriculture. The population of El Centro was 37,835 as per the 2000 census. The name of the city is derived from a Spanish word, which means ‘the centre’.

El Centro Climate

The city of El Centro has excellent climatic conditions making it an ideal place to be visited by tourists. The city has a typical arid climate making El Centro the southernmost desert city in the United States. Although El Centro has an elevation below the sea level, it experiences nearly 350 days of sunshine along with a modest 76mm of annual rain. The temperature lies between 70s and 80s during the day and it falls to around 50s during the winter nights. The desert heat in summer makes the city very dry as the temperature soars to 100s during the day and stays around 70s during the night. The city experiences a 24% annual humidity.

El Centro People

The city of El Centro has a population of 37,835 as per the 2000 census and there are people of all races living in the city. In fact, the city has the highest percentage of Latinos in the state of California. People living in El Centro migrated mainly from Mexico and hence have the typical Mexican culture. The city of El Centro also has a large number of Asian-Americans, which include Sri Lankans, Indians, Pakistanis, Koreans, Chinese and Filipinos. These Asian Americans are mainly descendants of railroad employees and farm laborers. The city also has a 24.5% employment rate, which is the highest in a metropolitan area.

El Centro Lifestyle

People find living in the city of El Centro quite pleasant all the year round with their own business and air-conditioned homes. Since, the climate is dry and warm with more sunshine, the city is very popular among tourists in the United States. Apart from this, people come from all over the world to enjoy the dry and mild sunny winter temperatures of El Centro. There are three golf courses and facilities like fishing and dove hunting, which can be enjoyed all year round.

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