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Placentia

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Placentia is a city in northern Orange County, California. The population was 50,533 during the 2010 census, up from 46,488 in the 2000 census. This includes the community of Atwood, which is included in the city of Placentia, and is located in its southernmost quadrant. Primarily known as a bedroom community, Placentia is known for its quiet neighborhoods and strong public safety.HistoryThe name of the city is derived from the Latin word for "pleasant".In 1971, Placentia was honored with the prestigious "All America City" Award, given out annually by the National Civic League to ten cities in the United States.GeographyPlacentia is located in Orange County at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.6sqmi. 6.6sqmi of it is land and 0.22% is water. The 57 Freeway runs through the southwest section of Placentia. The 91 Freeway passes directly south of the city. Districts in Placentia include the Neighborhood of La Jolla, and the formerly unincorporated community of Atwood.ClimateAccording to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Placentia has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.
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