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what are 5 interesting facts about the west region

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If you're referring to the western region of the US, then here are 5 interesting facts: 1. A portion of the California coast was first settled by Spanish priests, which is why many of the cities in that region are named after saints (i.e. San Francisco = Saint Francis) 2. Over 753 million acres of land are owned by the federal government, with many of these acres managed as National Parks. 3. The western region was the last part of the country to be settled by the US, under the concept "manifest destiny." 4. California is the most populous state, and ranks as one of the top ten economies in the whole world (largely due to Los Angeles). 5. There is a large Hispanic population in what is known as the border states (comprising California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas).

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