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Santa Catalina

[san-tuh kat-l-ee-nuh] /ˈsæn tə ˌkæt lˈi nə/
noun
1.
an island off the SW coast of California, opposite Long Beach: resort. 132 sq. mi. (342 sq. km).
Also called Catalina, Catalina Island.

Catalina Island

[kat-l-ee-nuh, kat-] /ˈkæt lˈi nə, ˌkæt-/
noun
Also called Catalina.
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British Dictionary definitions for catalina

Catalina Island

/ˌkætəˈliːnə/
noun
1.
another name for Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina

/ˈsæntə ˌkætəˈliːnə/
noun
1.
an island in the Pacific, off the coast of SW California: part of Los Angeles county: resort. Area: 181 sq km (70 sq miles) Also called Catalina Island
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Encyclopedia Article for catalina

Catalina Island

one of the Channel Islands, 22 miles (35 km) off the Pacific coast of California, U.S. The largest of the Santa Catalina group of the Channel Islands, it is 22 miles long and 8 miles (13 km) across at its greatest width and has an area of 74 square miles (192 square km). It rises to Mount Orizaba (2,130 feet [649 metres] above sea level) and has pine forests and chamise chaparral vegetation. It is administratively part of Los Angeles county.

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