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7 Facts About Oroville, California

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Oroville is the county seat of Butte County, California, United States.

A butte is an isolated hill with steep, often vertical sides and a small, relatively flat top; buttes are smaller than mesas, plateaus, and table landforms.

California is the most populous state in the United States and the third most extensive by area.

A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish.

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The population was 15,506 at the 2010 census, up from 13,004 in the 2000 census.

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population.

California Drought Reveals Drying Lake Oroville: Drone ... by NBC News

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Oroville is considered the gateway to Lake Oroville and Feather River recreational areas.

Lake Oroville is a reservoir formed by the Oroville Dam impounding the Feather River, located in Butte County, northern California.

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The city of Oroville has recently annexed two locations in South Oroville, areas A and B, which have a combined population of 2,725 people.

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The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population of the city to be 17,996 as of January 1, 2016, up 1,908 people or 11.9 percent since 2010.

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The Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California is headquartered here.

The Berry Creek Rancheria of Tyme Maidu Indians are a Native American people inhabiting a northeastern part California, south of Lassen Peak.

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Oroville is located off of State Route 70, and is in close proximity to State Route 99, which connects Butte County with Interstate 5. Chico, California is located about 25 minutes north of the city, and Sacramento lies about an hour south.

Chico means small, boy or child in the Spanish language.

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