Calexico, California

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Calexico is a city in Imperial County, California. The population was 27,109 at the 2000 census. Calexico is about 122 miles (196 km) east of San Diego and 62 miles (100 km) west of Yuma, Arizona. The name “Calexico” is a portmanteau of California “Cal~” and Mexico “~exico”, which like that of the adjacent city of Mexicali, emphasizes its importance as a border city.

More than 60,000 people pass through Calexico per day. The Police Department of Calexico consists of about 8 patrol cars on duty at any one time. However, their traffic department has about 25 employees that patrol and control traffic and intersections often clogged by border commuters.[citation needed]

Major events every year are the Mariachi festival on March 25 followed by the SDSU "Perspective of the Latino Race" art exhibition on April 3.

Curtis Hanson's Losin' It was filmed in Calexico.

The band Calexico is named after the town.

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Geography

Calexico is located at 32°40′44″N 115°29′56″W / 32.67889°N 115.49889°W / 32.67889; -115.49889.[1]

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