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Solano \So*la"no\, [Sp., fr. L. solanus (sc. ventus), from sol the sun.] A hot, oppressive wind which sometimes blows in the Mediterranean, particularly on the eastern coast of Spain.

Solano -- U.S. County in California
Population (2000): 394542
Housing Units (2000): 134513
Land area (2000): 829.190062 sq. miles (2147.592310 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 77.480928 sq. miles (200.674674 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 906.670990 sq. miles (2348.266984 sq. km)
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 38.235934 N, 122.051826 W
Solano, CA
Solano County
Solano County, CA

Solano may refer to:

Solano (wind)

The Solano is a south to south-easterly wind in the southern sector of Spain. In the spring and summer, from June to September, it carries hot, dry, suffocating weather over La Mancha and the Andalusian plain with the cities of Sevilla and Cádiz. It is also known as the Levant.


Solano (surname)

Solano is a Spanish surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Chief Solano, or Sem-Yeto, American Indian leader
  • Carlos Solano, Costa Rican footballer
  • Donovan Solano (born 1987), Colombian baseball player
  • Gerardo Solano (1954–2000), Costa Rican footballer
  • Greg Solano (born 1963), American sheriff and politician
  • Francisco Solano (disambiguation), several people with this name
  • Jhonatan Solano (born 1985), Colombian baseball player
  • Joaquín Solano (1913–2003), Mexican equestrian
  • José Solano (disambiguation), several people with this name
  • Juan Solano (1504–1580), Spanish missionary
  • Julio Solano (born 1960), Dominican baseball pitcher
  • Nolberto Solano (born 1974), Peruvian footballer
  • Rafael Solano (born 1931), Dominican pianist, songwriter and ambassador to UNESCO
  • Rosalío Solano (1914–2009), Mexican cinematographer
  • Salomon Solano (born 1985), Mexican American football player who played in the National Football League
  • Solita Solano (1888–1975), or Sarah Wilkinson, American journalist
  • Vincent Solano (1923–1992), American gangster
  • Wes Solano (born c. 1970), or Jorge Solano Moreta, Puerto Rican drug trafficker
  • Wilebaldo Solano (1916–2010), Spanish Communist activist

Usage examples of "solano".

San Francisco Solano, the first ecclesiastic who rose to much note as a missionary, and who made his celebrated journey through the Chaco in 1588-89 from Peru to Paraguay, was a Franciscan.

Investigators from Vallejo, Napa, Benicia, Solano, San Mateo, and Marin met with representatives of the FBI, the state Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, Naval Intelligence, the California Highway Patrol, U.