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Understandably the most populous state in the nation with its moderate weather and scenic coastline, California is located on the western coast of the United States and ranks third in terms of size by land area. It measures approximately 250 miles in width by 770 miles in length and it is comprised of 4.7% water. The most populous city is none other than Los Angeles, and the state capital is Sacramento. California was admitted as the 31st state in the Union on September 9, 1850. California enjoys one of the most temperate climates in the country, though it varies somewhat by region. Southern California mostly experiences hot summers with mild winters, while the northwestern regions are temperate year long. The Central Valley has more of Mediterranean climate, while the eastern areas have a desert feel with hot summers and cold winters. There is no doubt that the state of California is most well-known for being the entertainment capital of the world, home to Hollywood and a plethora of rich and famous residents. Tourism is also one of the state's major industries, as people visit from all over the world to experience theme parks such as Disneyland and Universal Studios, as well as popular points of interest including the state's wide expanse of beaches and coastline. Silicon Valley is the computer and software capital of the nation, home to technology giants such as Google, Facebook and Hewlett Packard.


Nicknames : Golden State

Capitol : Sacramento

Largest City (by population) : Los Angeles

Largest City (by area) : Los Angeles

Largest County (by population) : Los Angeles County

Total Area (square miles) : 163694

Admitted to Union : September 9, 1850

Time Zone : Pacific

State Flower : California Poppy

State Tree : Coast Redwood, Giant Sequoia

State Bird : California Quail

Major Industries : trade, transportation, utilities, government, technology

Major Companies : Chevron, Hewlett-Packard, McKesson, Wells Fargo, Walt Disney Company


  • There are more millionaires in the state of California than in any other state in the nation.
  • California is the nation's largest user of energy, though per capita energy usage is one of the smallest of any state due to the temperate climate.
  • Alpine County is one of the smallest counties in the state. It has no high school, ATMs, dentists, banks or traffic lights.
  • By area, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the country, with nearly three million acres.
  • The Hollywood Bowl is the world's largest amphitheater.

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