Twentynine Palms, California

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Twentynine Palms (also 29 Palms) is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. The 2006 estimated population was 27,498. [1]



Twentynine Palms is located at 34°8′18″N 116°4′21″W / 34.13833°N 116.0725°W / 34.13833; -116.0725 (34.138277, -116.072409).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 54.8 mi² (142.0 km²), all land.

The city is in a desert and mountain area. Located there are Joshua Tree National Park and Park Headquarters, and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, the world's largest Marine Base. It is located off Interstate 10 and California State Route 62.

It is located at an elevation of 1,950 feet (590 m).


Located in the Mojave Desert of Southern California, the town has experienced some high temperatures. On July 17, 2005, the temperature reached a record 119 °F (48 °C). The record low temperature was 9 °F (−13 °C), established on December 23, 1990.

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