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Santa Cruz

(săn`tə kro͞oz), city (1990 pop. 49,040), seat of Santa Cruz co., W Calif., on the north shore of Monterey Bay; inc. 1866. Surrounded by hills and redwoods, the city is a seaside city with many fine beaches. The huge municipal wharf (built in 1913) is one of its most popular attractions. In addition to tourism, there are electronic and food-processing industries. Agriculture flourishes in the area. Points of interest include a replica of a mission established there in 1791. The Univ. of California at Santa Cruz is there. The city sustained much damage as a result of the 1989 earthquake that hit northern California.

Santa Cruz

 

a province in southern Argentina, on the Patagonian plateau. Area, 243,900 sq km. Population, 83,000 (1970). The capital of Santa Cruz is Río Gallegos. Crude oil and natural gas are extracted in the north, and coal is mined in Río Turbio. Santa Cruz is noted for the raising of sheep and the initial processing of wool. There is a slaughtering industry in the coastal cities of Santa Cruz Province.


Santa Cruz

 

a city in eastern Bolivia, on the Piray River; capital of the department of Santa Cruz. Population, 135,000 (1971). Santa Cruz is a highway junction and has a railroad station. It is the economic center of eastern Bolivia. Its industries process foods, such as sugar and rum, and turn out leather and wood products. Oil, brought in by pipeline from the Camiri and Coranda oil fields, is refined in El Palmar, near Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is the center of an agricultural region, in which sugarcane, coffee, cacao, cotton, tobacco, and rice are grown. The city has a university. Santa Cruz was founded in 1560.


Santa Cruz

 

a river in Argentina, in southern Patagonia. The Santa Cruz is approximately 400 km long. Originating in Lake Argentino, it flows across the Patagonian plateau in a deep valley and empties into the Atlantic Ocean in the northern part of the Bahía Grande, forming a common estuary with the Río Chico. The mean flow rate at Lake Argentino is 675 cu m per sec. The estuary of the Santa Cruz is navigable as far as the port of Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz

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Alvaro de Bazán. 1526--88, Spanish naval commander, who proposed, assembled, and prepared the Spanish Armada but died shortly before it sailed for England

Santa Cruz

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1. a province of S Argentina, on the Atlantic: consists of a large part of Patagonia, with the forested foothills of the Andes in the west. Capital: Río Gallegos. Pop.: 206 897 (2000 est.). Area: 243 940 sq. km (94 186 sq. miles)
2. a city in E Bolivia: the second largest town in Bolivia. Pop.: 1 352 000 (2005 est.)
3. another name for Saint Croix
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Address : 1523 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Santa Cruz County Bank is a community bank that operates five branches located in Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville.
Of course, one cannot leave Santa Cruz without kesong puti-creamy cheese, not too watery and certainly not salty.
There was initial talk of a third bout taking place in Belfast but Santa Cruz and his camp then cooled on the idea of travelling across the Atlantic.
Jim Frawley, a Santa Cruz Fire Chief, claimed that attacks like these are "rare" in Santa Cruz County.
While avoiding relegation is the pinnacle of Santa Cruz's ambitions this term, Flamengo fans are daring to dream a little bigger.
Shepherd Economics Accounting Path Scholarship program founded by his family and open to juniors at UC Santa Cruz.
Contact: Kate Purcell, Edible Gardens Committee Lead, Slow Food Santa Cruz
Roberto Zanzi, an official from Bologna, who are offering the forward a two-year contract worth EeAu1.2 million (Dh6.70 million) a season, said: "Santa Cruz won't be here on Thursday.
Eriksson has been told he can spend heavily on new recruits - and Leicester will offer to pay City around pounds 20,000-a-week of Paraguay star Santa Cruz's wages for the rest of the year.
Hughes has never made any secret of his wish to have Santa Cruz at City and having assured themselves the knee injury that kept the South American out at the end of last season has fully cleared up, the Blues have completed the signing of the striker.
Following the arrival of Gareth Barry for pounds 12m last month, Santa Cruz became City's second major closeseason signing yesterday - when he completed a pounds 17m switch from Blackburn, on a reported five-year deal.

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