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Calipatria

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Calipatria is a city in Imperial County, California. Calipatria is located 23mi north of El Centro, It is part of the El Centro Metropolitan Area. The population was 7,710 at the 2010 census, up from 7,289 at the 2000 census, including 4000 inmates at Calipatria State Prison. The community is located along State Route 111.GeographyCalipatria is located at.At an elevation of 180ft below sea level, Calipatria is the lowest elevation city in the western hemisphere. The city claims to have the "world's tallest unsupported flagpole" at 184ft, so their American flag will always fly above sea level. However, according to the Guinness Book of World Records the Dushanbe Flagpole holds that title.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7sqmi, all land.ClimateThis area has a large amount of sunshine year round due to its stable descending air and high pressure. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Calipatria has a mild desert climate, abbreviated "Bwh" on climate maps.HistoryThe Imperial Valley Farm Lands Association founded the town as Date City in 1914. The first post office at Calipatria opened in 1914. Calipatria incorporated in 1919.
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