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City of Roses
Home to the Tournament of Roses

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91101, 91103, 91104, 91105, 91106, 91107

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The population of Pasadena is approximately 138,900 (1997), 137122 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 53,032 (1990), 55270 (2010).

The amount of land area in Pasadena is 59.549 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.616 sq kilometers.
The distance from Pasadena to Washington DC is 2421 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 356 miles. (as the crow flies)
Pasadena is positioned 34.16 degrees north of the equator and 118.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Pasadena elevation is 865 feet above sea level.

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Pasadena location: at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, not far from Los Angeles.

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Pasadena history:

Pasadena is located on land that was once part of the San Gabriel Mission (1771) of the California Mission Chain. Farmers, who came from Indiana in 1874, founded an Indiana Colony here. History Page for Pasadena. On April 22, 1875, the stockholders of the San Gabriel Orange Grove Association formally named their community "Pasadena." A Chippewa Indian word for "Valley," the name has also been interpreted as "Key of the Valley" or "Crown of the Valley." The adoption of both crown and key in the official city seal reflect these meanings.
The founding of Pasadena: 1874
The incorporation date of Pasadena: 1886

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Pasadena attractions:

Pasadena is well known for its Tournament of Roses, which was first held in 1890. The festivities include a well-attended and beautiful "Rose Parade" and the "Rose Bowl", a postseason intercollegiate football game. Recorded information on all Tournament of Roses events can be reached 24 hours a day at (626) 449-ROSE. Tournament of Roses Administrative Office: (626) 449-4100.
391 S. Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91184 Also located in Pasadena and equally as well-known is the California Institute of Technology, which also includes the Jet Propulsion Laboratory - operated by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration).
Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA
Phone: (818) 449-6840
The Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau
Phone: (626) 795-9311
171 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California, 91101.

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