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Southern California

Southern California refers to the southern portion of the state of California, roughly covering the following eight counties (in descending order of population): Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Imperial.

Southern California contains the major cities of Los Angeles and San Diego and is a major hub of shipping and air travel, as well as a popular tourist destination and the center of the United States' film industry.



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