Antioch, California

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Coordinates: 38°00′18″N 121°48′21″W / 38.005°N 121.80583°W / 38.005; -121.80583

Antioch (formerly, East Antioch, Smith's Landing,[2] and Marshs Landing[3]) is a city in Contra Costa County, California. Located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area along the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta, it is a suburb of San Francisco and, Oakland. The city's population was 90,532 at the U.S. 2000 census, and was estimated to have grown to 100,219 in 2008.

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History

Antioch is one of the oldest towns in California, having been founded in 1850. The year following the discovery of gold, there was a plague that over-took the city and wiped out most of the population.

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