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Santa Clara is a town in the South Bay, part of the San Francisco Bay Area, in California.

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  1. Santa Clara is located in the center of Silicon Valley and is home to the headquarters of several high-tech companies such as Intel.
  2. Santa Clara was given its name from the Mission Santa Clara de Asis, one of the many missions that the Spanish created during their rule in California.
  3. The San Francisco 49ers NFL football team has its headquarters and practice facilities in Santa Clara.
  4. Santa Clara is home to Santa Clara University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of California.
  5. Aaron Hilll, an actor known for his role in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, was born in Santa Clara.

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