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Alta is in Placer County, in the Sacramento-Arden-Arcade metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "high"
The latitude of Alta is 39.206N. The longitude is -120.81W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,606 feet.
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Placer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alta political report.
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