Los Medanos, California

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Los Medanos
Unincorporated community
Los Medanos is located in California
Los Medanos
Los Medanos
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°00′44″N 121°51′05″W / 38.01222°N 121.85139°W / 38.01222; -121.85139Coordinates: 38°00′44″N 121°51′05″W / 38.01222°N 121.85139°W / 38.01222; -121.85139[1]
Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa County
Elevation[1] 39 ft (12 m)
GNIS ID[1][2] 252727
FIPS code[1][2] 06-44126

Los Medanos[1] (from Spanish: Los Médanos or Médaños: The Sand Dunes)[3] is an unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, California, United States.[1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 2.5 miles (4 km) west of downtown Antioch,[4] at an elevation of 39 feet (12 m).[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Los Medanos (Contra Costa County, California)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: California". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Retrieved May 11, 2014.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 190. 
  4. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 657. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.