Modesto (Spanish for "modest ") is the county seat and largest city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. As of 2010, 201,165 people lived in Modesto.
Modesto is situated in the Central Valley. It is located on the Tuolumne River and near the Stanislaus River.
The nation's largest winery, E & J Gallo Winery, is located in Modesto.
Modesto is the 18th largest city in California, and the 103rd largest city in the United States.
Modesto has been honored as a Tree City USA many times. However, Modesto was named one of the most polluted cities in the U.S. in 2010.
- Jack Angel, voice actor.
- Sonny Barger, Oakland chapter founder of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club.
- Carol Channing, Tony Award-winning actress and singer.
- George Lucas, film director, producer, and screenwriter.
- James Marsters, actor.
- Timothy Olyphant, actor
- Jeremy Renner, actor.
- Royal Robbins, famous rock climber.
- Mark Spitz, Olympic gold medalist.
Categories: Cities in California | County seats in California | Settlements in Stanislaus County, California
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