Ventura County is located in the southern part of California, USA. A total of 846,000 inhabitants live there. Ventura is the County seat, formerly known as San Buenaventura.
Ventura County was founded in 1873. The County of Ventura was formed on January 1, 1873, when it separated from Santa Barbara County. Major cities in Ventura County: Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Ventura.
Oxnard is the largest city in Ventura County.
The Pacific Coast Highway passes through the county.
Ventura County is adjacent to Santa Barbara County, in the west, Kern County, in the north and Los Angeles County in the east / southeast.
Ventura County is one of 58 counties in the state of California. The climate is temperate and the environment is beautiful. Mount Pinos, located in the Los Padres National Forest, is 2.7 kilometers above sea level. At the top of the mountain you can see snow.
The coastline of Ventury County is 67.5 kilometers long.
The soil in the southern part of the county is very good to cultivate and the agriculture there produces a lot. Los Padres National Forest and agriculture account for more than half of all Ventura County. The county’s total area is 1.2 million hectares.
Ventury County is home to over 900,000 people of all ethnicities and cultures.
In Ventura County, larger industries have their base. For example, biotechnology, healthcare, education, agriculture, advanced technology, oil production, military testing and development, and tourism.
Ventura County is the second largest employer with more than 8,000 employees. The largest employer is Naval Base which is located at Point Mugu and has more than twice as many employees.
California’s smallest and only deep water port between Los Angeles and San Francisco is located in Hueneme. The port is an important part of the county and contributes a lot to the local economy.
California State University Channel Island and California Lutheran University are the two universities in the county that attract many students. There is a smaller private college and three community colleges (Oxnard, Ventura and Moorpark).
The county is governed by a board consisting of five people. They are elected and allowed to govern for four years until it is time to elect new members.
The climate in Ventura County differs somewhat due to differences in the topography between one part of the county and another. During the summer, extra irrigation is needed as it does not rain enough compared to the high temperatures. The average daily temperature is around 15.5 ° C in the areas closest to the sea. At the Topatopa Mountains, the average temperature is around 7.2 ° C. In the inner parts of the county it can be up to 38 ° C during the summer months, especially in July which is the warmest month of the year. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of around 4 ° C.
County’s highest point is Mount Pinos but there is no data on temperatures.