100% Commission Kern County California
Kern County (founded in 1853), is one of 58 counties in the US state of California. In 2009, the county had a population of 785,953 inhabitants and a population density of 37.22 people per km². The county seat is Bakersfield.
This county of 21,138 km² exploits the resources of
the subsoil and agriculture. It remains the first region
for oil production in California and concentrates 85%
of the 43,000 wells in the state. It accounts for 10%
of national production. Gold and kernite are also
found. Edwards base is also located there.
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In the 18th century, the region was controlled by the
Spaniards. In 1772, Commander Don Pedro Fages
was the first European to explore it.
We discover Walker Pass in 1834 which allows penetrating the chain of the Sierra Nevada. In 1848, after the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, California passed under the sovereignty of the United States. The county was then officially organized in 1866 and takes its name from the Kern River and topographer Mr. Edward Kern.
The wells of Lakeview are the theater between 14 March 1910 and September 1911 of the largest oil spill in the American continent with 1,230,000 tons of lost oil.
Kernite was also discovered in the area in 1926. On the 21st of July 1952, an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 killed 12 people and caused considerable damage.
According to the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 21,165.4 km²; of which 21,113.6 km² is land area and 51.8 km² (0.25%) is water.
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