San Bernardino

/san" berr'neuhr dee"noh, -berr'neuh-/
1. a city in S California. 118,057.
2. Mount, a mountain in S California, a peak of the San Bernardino Mountains. 10,630 ft. (3240 m).
3. a mountain pass in the Alps, in SE Switzerland. 6766 ft. (2060 m) high.

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City (pop., 2000: 185,410), southern California, U.S. It is located about 62 mi (100 km) 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, electronics, and steel, are now the economic mainstays. It is part of the San Bernardino–Riverside–Ontario metropolitan complex.

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      central city of the San Bernardino– RiversideOntario metropolitan complex, seat (1853) of San Bernardino county, southern California, U.S. Located east of Los Angeles, the city lies at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains. It was the site of a Spanish mission (1810) named for St. Bernardino of Siena. The mission was closed in 1834, and the land was later sold to Mormons, who established a fort and laid out a town in 1852. The discovery of gold nearby in 1862 brought an influx of settlers. San Bernardino developed as a trade centre chiefly for the surrounding citrus groves and vineyards. Aerospace and electronic industries, Santa Fe Railway shops, and other industries are now the economic mainstays. A community college was established in 1926 and California State University at San Bernardino in 1960. The city is headquarters for San Bernardino National Forest and the distribution point for the Lake Arrowhead resort area (named for an arrowhead-shaped rock formation in the San Bernardino Mountains). Popular local events include the National Orange Show (March) and the Route 66 Rendezvous, a classic-car show. Angeles National Forest is nearby. Inc. city, 1854. Pop. (1990) city, 164,164; Riverside–San Bernardino PMSA, 2,588,793; (2000) city, 185,401; Riverside–San Bernardino PMSA, 3,254,821.

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