San Bernardino

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San Bernardino

geographical name

City (pop., 2000: 185,410), southern California, U.S. Located east of Los Angeles, it was laid out as a town by Mormons in 1852 and developed as a trade centre chiefly for the surrounding citrus groves and vineyards. Other industries, including aerospace and electronics, are now the economic mainstays. It is part of the San Bernardino–Riverside–Ontario metropolitan complex.

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