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Big Sur is in Monterey County, in the Salinas metro area.
The community name comes from El Sur Grande, The Big South
The latitude of Big Sur is 36.270N. The longitude is -121.806W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 144 feet.
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Libraries in Big Sur include Big Sur Branch Library ... View libraries
Monterey County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Sur political report.
Hotels in Big Sur include Big Sur Lodge.
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