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Nicknamed as the Golden State, California is situated along the West Coast of the United States, and is the most populous and third largest state by area in the country.
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About California Map :- California, the third largest state of US is located at the western periphery of the country facing the Pacific Ocean, to its north lies the state of Oregon and Arizona and Nevada lies to its east. The neighboring country of Mexico, of which California was once a province, shares its boundary in the south.
The given map of California shows location of both the natural as well as manmade features of the state. The map provides information about the highways, state highways, US federal roadways along with the major railway lines and location of the major airports. Further, the distribution of the prominent rivers, lakes, vegetations and national parks are shown on the map. The major and other cities of the state including Sacramento the state capital city and Los Angeles the largest city along with the location of the major attractions are also highlighted on the map. Besides, the international and state boundary are marked on the map. This general map of California is very detailed and informative, with multiple usages.

Nicknamed "the Golden State", California is located along the Pacific coast of the United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the north, by Nevada and Arizona to the west, and by Mexico to the south.

The capital of California is Sacramento, and its largest city is Los Angeles. California is the most populous state in the United States, with an estimated population of over 38 million. California is the third largest state by area in the country, with a total of 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers).

California is divided into 58 counties and there are 481 incorporated cities and towns. There are five major metropolitan areas in California, around which most of the states population resides. These metropolitan areas are Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Riverside-San Bernadino, San Diego, and Sacramento.

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California Cities
Two of the top ten most populous cities in the United States are located in California. They are Los Angeles and San Diego.
  • Los Angeles lays claim to the world's largest outdoor amphitheater, the Hollywood Bowl.
  • Fresno, a city in Central California, proclaims itself the Raisin Capital of the World.
  • The California State Rail-road Museum in Sacramento is the largest museum of its kind in North America.
  • Castroville, California is known as the Artichoke Capital of the World.
  • Fallbrook, California is known as the Avocado Capital of the World, and hosts the Avocado Festival annually.
  • More avocados are grown in this region than in any other county in the nation.
  • San Francisco is home to the Pez Memorabilia Museum and the American Antique Slot Machine Museum.
  • Berkeley, California was the first city in America to mail education pamphlets on AIDS to every household in the city.
Facts about California
  • California is bigger than eighty-five of the smallest nations in the world.
  • The San Francisco Bay is considered the world's largest landlocked harbor.
  • The California redwood is a prehistoric tree.
  • California is known by several nicknames including "the Golden State", "the Land of Milk and Honey", "the El Dorado State", and "the Grape State".
Last Updated On : January 02, 2014


Flag of California
The official flag of California is known as the 'Bear Flag'. It was adopted in 1911 by the State Legislature.
AbbreviationCA
NicknameThe Golden State
Joined the UnionSeptember 9, 1850 (31th state)
CapitalSacramento
Largest CityLos Angeles
Area163,696 square miles
Highest PointMount Whitney
Lowest PointDeath Valley
Time ZoneUTC-08:00
Official LanguageEnglish
Official Websitewww.ca.gov