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In the year 2,000 the population of Carlsbad was listed at 78,000 people and the city covers an area of 37 square miles.

History: Carlsbad - the name - was derived from a 19th century european spa.  The history of Carlsbad's involves a variety of cultures. The Luiseno Indians inhabited the shores of Carlsbad's coastal lagoon prior to the 1769 arrival of Don Gaspar de Portola and Fr. Juan Crespi. Soldiers and priests followed and established pueblos and missions.

After Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1833, the holdings of the missions were made available through grants from the Mexican government. Much of the land in the Carlsbad area became the property of Irish born, Robert Kelly, who eventually left the land to his family and descendants.

After World War II, the area increased in population as veterans from Pendleton Marine base returned to the area.

Police, fire, ambulance/paramedics: Dial 911
Non-emergency information:
Police Department:
phone (760) 931-2197, 2560 Orion Way, Carlsbad
Fire Department:
phone (760) 931-2197, 2560 Orion Way, Carlsbad
Ambulance/paramedic service:
Fire Department, phone (760) 931-2197

Post Office locations:
1700 Aviara Pkwy, Carlsbad
2772 Roosevelt St, Carlsbad
(800) 275-8777

Children's Hospital and Health Center: North County
Phone: 760- 967-7082
3142 Vista Way

Carlsbad City Library (South)
1775 Dove Lane Carlsbad, CA 92009
Georgina Cole Library (North)
1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Carlsbad Shopping:
- Westfield Plaza Camino Real - Carlsbad - 2525 El Camino Real - over 140 specialty shops and restaurants.