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San Clemente

San Clemente (săn klĭmĕnˈtē) [key], city (1990 pop. 41,100), Orange co., S Calif., on the Pacific coast; inc. 1928. Camp Pendleton, a large U.S. marine base, adjoins the city, which is chiefly residential. There is diverse light manufacturing. San Clemente is a popular vacation spot, with several missions, state beaches, and a national forest nearby. Former President Richard Nixon maintained a "Western White House" summer residence there.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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