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10 Interesting And Awesome Facts About Orland, California, United States

Orland is a city in Glenn County, California. Take a look below for 10 interesting and awesome facts about Orland, California, United States.

1. The population was 7,291 at the 2010 census, up from 6,281 at the 2000 census, making Orland the most populous and fastest growing city in Glenn County.

2. Orland is located 16 miles (26 km) north of Willows, at an elevation of 259 feet (79 m).

3. Interstate 5, (north–south) passes west of the downtown area while State Route 32 (east–west) passes through downtown.

4. A member of Bee City USA, Orland is the Queen Bee Capital of North America owing to its robust local and regional queen bee production as part of the county’s agricultural products.

5. The National Honeybee Discovery Center will be built in Orland. Annual events include the Queen Bee Festival in June and OktoBEEfest in October.

6. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), all of it land.

7. Orland is a rural agricultural town that sits in the northern Sacramento Valley. Interstate 5 is just west of the town.

8. The Sacramento River runs 10 miles (16 km) East of Orland and Black Butte Lake sits 8 miles (13 km) West. The Black Butte Lake dam drains into Stony Creek, which flows about a half-mile north of the Orland Arch.

9. Orland incorporated in 1909. The first post office in Orland opened in 1916.

10. In 1908 Orland was the namesake of one of the first irrigation projects of the newly formed United States Bureau of Reclamation, the Orland Project, authorized by the Newlands Reclamation Act. The 1910 East Park Dam and other area dams still provide agricultural irrigation water.

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