Bakersfield (California)


Bakersfield (California)

Bakersfield (California)

Bakersfield, California
Panorámica de Bakersfield
Apodo(s): "California's Country Music Capital"
Localización en California
Localización en California
Ubicación  
Coordenadas: 35°24′21″N 119°01′07″O / 35.40583, -119.0186135°24′21″N 119°01′07″O / 35.40583, -119.01861
País Bandera de los Estados Unidos Estados Unidos
Estado Flag of California.svg California
Condado Kern
Fundación 1869
Alcalde Harvey Hall
Área  
 - Ciudad 296,3 km²
 - Tierra 292,9 km²
 - Agua 3,4 km²
Población  
 - Ciudad (2008) 372.323
 - Densidad 843,4 hab./km²
  780.711 (á. metropolitana)
Zona horaria PST (UTC-8)
 - Verano (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 93302
Página web: Página Oficial de Bakersfield

Bakersfield es la capital del condado de Kern, California, en Estados Unidos. Es una de las ciudades con mayor crecimiento de este país Estados Unidos, el censo del año 2000 llegó a 247.057 habitantes, pero en el 2005 la población tiene acerca de 307.471. Su economía se basa en la extración y refinado de petróleo.

Contenido

Idiomas

72'9% inglés, 22'1% español, 0'7% tagalo, 0'5% chino.

Historia

Los indios yokut llevaban asentados al Valle de San Joaquín donde hace 8000 años, en 1776 el Padre Francisco Garcés fue el primer europeo en llegar a la zona, en 1851 se descubrió oro en el río Kern, pero no fue hasta 1858 en que se estableció el primer asentamento, que se consolidó cuando en 1865 se abrió el primer campo de petróleo, llegando a los 300 habitantes en 1869 y a los 800 en 1871.

Música

La banda de numetal, liderada por Jonathan Davis, KoЯn, es originaria de esta localidad.

noticias

asociaciones


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