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Santa Ana, California, is located in central Orange County, near the cities of Anaheim and Orange. One of Southern California's oldest cities, it was founded in 1869. Santa Ana is the county seat for Orange County, and is the second-largest city in population in the county.

The city's name is shared with the Santa Ana River, which is mostly dry throughout the year, but which remains the largest river in Southern California. The dry, hot Santa Ana winds are another natural feature in Southern California with which the city shares its name. Similarly to other areas in Southern California, First Nations settled in the area hundreds of years ago, including the Tongva and LuiseƱo people.

In 1810, a member of the Spanish army, Jose Antonio Yorba, received a land grant that incorporated much of today's central Orange County, which he called Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana. Rancho Santiago and Santa Ana are both cities in Orange County today. Time passed, and in 1869, William H. Spurgeon founded the modern city on the former land grant area. Historical homes and buildings built during the city's early years include the City Hall, the Dr. Howe-Waffle House and the Santa Ana Fire Department, which hosts a museum.

Like many cities in Southern California, Santa Ana has a warm, sunny Mediterranean climate. Temperatures average 75.9 degrees throughout the year, and the city enjoys more than 320 days of sunshine annually.

Santa Ana is sometimes overshadowed by other nearby cities such as Anaheim, which is home to Disneyland, Costa Mesa, which is a shopping and business center, and Buena Park, which is home to Knott's Berry Farm, a former berry ranch that became an amusement park. However, Santa Ana is home to many government centers, including the county government center, and the Ronald Reagan Federal Building, which includes a federal courthouse. The city is also the location of the county's major newspaper, the Orange County Register.

Other cultural resources built by the community include the Bowers Museum and cultural center, which hosts many community events, and a modern Discovery Science Center, which is clearly visible from the 5 Freeway.

"All Roads Meet" in Santa Ana, which is located in the intersection of major freeways, the Santa Ana Freeway, or Interstate 5, and the Newport Freeway (55) and Garden Grove Freeway (22). Mountains, beaches, and deserts are all within a short drive from the city of Santa Ana.

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