15 Facts About Santa Clara

1. Santa Clara was developed as a fruit-processing center, and some agriculture remains important.

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2. Santa Clara is only 10 minutes away from San Jose International Airport.

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3. Santa Clara is convenient to freeways including the 101, 280 880 and more.

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4. Santa Clara offers several museums such as the Intel Museum, Triton Museum of Art, and the Harris—Lass historical house.

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5. Santa Clara has long benefited from support from the local community, and the Broncos have achieved a bevy of intercollegiate success, notably in Men's Basketball, Baseball, and both Men's and Women's soccer.

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6. Santa Clara owns and operates an electric utility called Silicon Valley Power.

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7. Santa Clara is drained by three seasonal creeks, all of which empty into the southern portion of San Francisco Bay; these creeks are San Tomas Aquino Creek, Saratoga Creek, and Calabazas Creek.

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8. Santa Clara was home to a major mental health facility, Agnews State Hospital.

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9. Santa Clara is located in the center of Silicon Valley and is home to the headquarters of several high-tech companies such as Intel.

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10. Santa Clara was founded in 1689 by families fleeing constant pirate threats in coastal Remedios.

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11. Santa Clara is crossed by the Carretera Central highway and by the A1 motorway.

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12. Santa Clara is in the province now known as Villa Clara.

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13. In 2004, the municipality of Santa Clara had a population of 237,581.

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14. Santa Clara was the site of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution in late 1958.

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15. Santa Clara is the capital city of the Cuban province of Villa Clara.

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