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Area 51 got its name from its location on a grid map. The U.S. Geological Survey designated the area as "Area 51" because it simply corresponds to its location on a grid in the Nevada Test and Training Range. It was not officially acknowledged until the CIA publicly acknowledged its existence in 2013.

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It was first a base to get away from crowed citys. The area number was 51. Then it became bigger and now became known as area 51

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