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The population of Camp Pendleton is approximately 21,672 (1990).
The approximate number of families is 3,672 (1990).

The amount of land area in Camp Pendleton is 33.347 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.754 sq kilometers.
The distance from Camp Pendleton to Washington DC is 2382 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 431 miles. (as the crow flies)
Camp Pendleton is positioned 33.31 degrees north of the equator and 117.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Camp Pendleton location: north of San Diego on the California coast.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Camp Pendleton is ideal! It usually not too hot or too cold. The sea breezes are refreshing and cooling.
The weather in Camp Pendleton is moderate. The weather remains mild most of the year.
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Camp Pendleton history:

The following are selected excerpts from a history of Camp Pendleton. The entire history may be found under history on the Camp Pendleton website.
This area was first scouted by Spanish explorer Don Gaspar de Portola in 1769. The area that is now Camp Pendleton has gone through many landowners, including the Mission San Luis Rey. When one owner, Englishman John Forster, died in 1882, the rancho was purchased by James Flood of San Francisco for $450,000. His friend, Richard O'Neill, managed the rancho and, after 24 years of service, was given half ownership. O'Neill built a dam to form the lake that now bears his name and introduced irrigation. The O'Neill and Flood families 181,000-acre holding occupied a sizable portion of North San Diego County and extended into Orange County. The government purchased 125,000 acres in San Diego County at the cost of $4,239,062, in 1942. The Marine Corps' role in Camp Pendleton history dates from September 25, 1942, when the former rancho was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and named in honor of Major General Joseph H. Pendleton. The Santa Margarita Ranch was then transformed into one of the largest military camps in the United States as a West Coast base for combat training of Marines and the preserving of California's resources.
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Camp Pendleton attractions:

Camp Pendleton is a Marine Corps base covering approximately 125,000 acres. It is one of the world's leading amphibious training camps. It also serves as an ecological preserve. Tours are available at the facility, including: the Amphibian Vehicle Museum (with vehicles dating back to World War II), Rancho Las Flores, the Bunkhouse Museum and the Santa Margarita adobe ranch house. Passes are available at the main gate of the base.
Phone: (619) 725-5566

The Camp Pendleton Website

The Marine Corps Community Services website for Camp Pendleton has more information about the area.

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