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The United States of America is a country in North America that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and shares land borders with Canada and Mexico. The United States is a federal constitutional republic, with its capital in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia.
The City of Grand Junction is a home rule municipality located in Mesa County, Colorado, USA. According to 2006 census bureau estimates, the population of the city is 45,299. Grand Junction is the 15th most populous city in the State of Colorado and the most populous city on the Colorado western slope, unofficially serving as the capital of the region. It is the principal city of the Grand Junction Metropolitan statistical area. It is the county seat of Mesa County. The local television stations serve as a major media source for the region, in the way that those in Denver do for the Denver metropolitan area.
The city is located along the north side of the Colorado River, where it receives the Gunnison River from south. The name Grand refers to the historical name of the upper Colorado River used by locals in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The city sits near the mid-point of a 30-mile arcing valley, known as the Grand Valley, that is a major fruit-growing region, historically home to the Ute people and settled by white farmers in the 1880s. In recent years, several wineries have been established in the area as well. The Colorado National Monument, a series of canyons and mesas similar to the Grand Canyon overlook the city. Interstate 70 connects the city eastward to Glenwood Springs and Denver.
According to the United States census bureau, the city has a total area of 80.5 square kilometers. 79.8 square kilometers of it is land and 0.7 square kilometers of it is water. In the city the population was spread out with 21.2 percent under the age of 18, 11.9 percent from 18 to 24, 26.3 percent from 25 to 44, 22.8 percent from 45 to 64, and 17.9 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. It enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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