Brawley, California

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Brawley (formerly, Braly)[1] is a city in Imperial County, California, United States. Brawley is located 13 miles (21 km) north of El Centro.[1] The population was 22,052 at the 2000 census. The town has a significant cattle and feed industry, and hosts the annual Cattle Call Rodeo. Year-round agriculture is an important economic activity in Brawley. Summer daytime temperatures often exceed 120 °F (49 °C).

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History

The Imperial Land Company laid out the town in 1902 and named it Braly in honor of J.H. Braly, who owned the land.[1] After Braly refused to permit the use of his name, the name was changed to Brawley.[1] The first post office at Brawley opened in 1903.[1]

Incorporated in 1908, it was a "tent city" of only 100 persons involved in railroads and the earliest introduction of agriculture. It had a population of 11,922 in 1950, but population growth was slow from the 1960s to the early 1990s.

Geography

Brawley is located at 32°58′43″N 115°31′49″W / 32.97861°N 115.53028°W / 32.97861; -115.53028.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15.1 km²), all land except for the Alamo and New Rivers that pass through the town (the latter of which has been reported as the most polluted river in North America[3]). Brawley's elevation (like other Imperial Valley towns) is below sea level.

Climate

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