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California County Map

The California county map clearly shows the political subdivisions of the state. The state of California is divided into 58 counties for efficient administration. The counties are governed by the respective county seats.
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About Map : The California county map outlines the political subdivisions of the state.
There are 58 counties in California and each of them are distinctly marked in the map for a clear understanding of their locations within the state.

The nation’s heartthrob, California is the most populous and the third largest state by area in the United States. It is surrounded by Oregon on the North, Arizona on the southeast, Nevada on the East, and the Mexican state of Baja, California, on the South. California is divided into counties, and at present there are 58 counties. When the division of areas into counties started in 18 February 1850, there existed 27 counties. 20 counties were added within the year 1865, and by the turn of the century 10 more came into existence. The last county, Imperial County was born in the year 1907, and since then no new addition of counties took place.


California Counties List

Counties County Seat Area Population
Alameda County Oakland 738 sq mi 1,510,271
Alpine County Markleeville 739 sq mi 1,175
Amador County Jackson 593 sq mi 38,091
Butte County Oroville 1,640 sq mi 220,000
Calaveras County San Andreas 1,020 sq mi 45,578
Colusa County Colusa 1,151 sq mi 21,419
Contra Costa County Martinez 720 sq mi 1,049,025
Del Norte County Crescent City 1,008 sq mi 28,610
El Dorado County Placerville 1,712 sq mi 181,058
Fresno County Fresno 5,963 sq mi 930,450
Glenn County Willows 1,315 sq mi 28,122
Humboldt County Eureka 3,573 sq mi 134,623
Imperial County El Centro 4,175 sq mi 174,528
Inyo County Independence 10,192 sq mi 18,546
Kern County Bakersfield 8,142 sq mi 839,631
Kings County Hanford 1,390 sq mi 152,982
Lake County Lakeport 1,258 sq mi 64,665
Lassen County Susanville 4,558 sq mi 34,895
Los Angeles County Los Angeles 4,060 sq mi 9,818,605
Madera County Madera 2,138 sq mi 150,865
Marin County San Rafael 520 sq mi 252,409
Mariposa County Mariposa 1,451 sq mi 18,251
Mendocino County Ukiah 3,509 sq mi 87,841
Merced County Merced 1,929 sq mi 255,793
Modoc County Alturas 3,944 sq mi 9,686
Mono County Bridgeport 3,044 sq mi 14,202
Monterey County Salinas 3,322 sq mi 415,057
Napa County Napa 754 sq mi 136,484
Nevada County Nevada City 958 sq mi 98,764
Orange County Santa Ana 790 sq mi 3,010,232
Placer County Auburn 1,503 sq mi 348,432
Plumas County Quincy 2,554 sq mi 20,007
Riverside County Riverside 7,208 sq mi 2,189,641
Sacramento County Sacramento 966 sq mi 1,418,788
San Benito County Hollister 1,389 sq mi 55,269
San Bernardino County San Bernardino 20,062 sq mi 2,035,210
San Diego County San Diego 4,204 sq mi 3,095,313
San Francisco County San Francisco 47 sq mi 805,235
San Joaquin County Stockton 1,399 sq mi 685,306
San Luis Obispo County San Luis Obispo 3,304 sq mi 269,637
San Mateo County Redwood City 449 sq mi 718,451
Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara 2,738 sq mi 423,895
Santa Clara County San Jose 1,291 sq mi 1,781,642
Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz 446 sq mi 262,382
Shasta County Redding 3,786 sq mi 177,223
Sierra County Downieville 953 sq mi 3,240
Siskiyou County Yreka 6,287 sq mi 44,900
Solano County Fairfield 828 sq mi 413,344
Sonoma County Santa Rosa 1,576 sq mi 483,878
Stanislaus County Modesto 1,495 sq mi 514,453
Sutter County Yuba City 603 sq mi 94,737
Tehama County Red Bluff 2,951 sq mi 63,463
Trinity County Weaverville 3,179 sq mi 13,786
Tulare County Visalia 4,824 sq mi 442,179
Tuolumne County Sonora 2,236 sq mi 55,365
Ventura County Ventura 1,846 sq mi 823,318
Yolo County Woodland 1,012 sq mi 200,849
Yuba County Marysville 630 sq mi 72,155


Out of the 58 counties the most prominent and popular ones are:

Los Angeles County: With a population of 9,818,605, Los Angeles County is termed as the most populous county in the United States. There are 88 incorporated cities, out of which Los Angeles city is the largest in California and the second largest city in the United States. Los Angeles County is also home to two offshore and famous islands, Santa Catalina Island and San Clemente Island. Apart from being the center of some of the most popular colleges and universities like University of California-Los Angeles, the County outshines in attractive tourist destinations. It is the abode of the world famous Hollywood walk of fame, and the Universal Studio. In addition, Los Angeles County is famous for the annual Rose Parade, the Los Angeles County Fair, the Los Angeles Zoo, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the La Brea Tar Pits, and the sprawling beaches spanning from Zuma to Cabrillo.

San Diego County: As per the population estimate of 2010, San Diego County has a population of 3,095,313 people. This makes it the second most populous county in California, and the fifth most populous county in the United States. The county’s main attraction is the 70 mile coastline, and amusement parks like SeaWorld San Diego and Legoland California. In addition, the San Diego County is known to be a shopper’s paradise and tourist flock to the Horton Plaza, Seaport Village, Westfield UTC and Fashion Valley Mall for shopping. It is also home to numerous museums, historical places and 16 military and naval installations of the US Navy, the US Coast Guard and the US Marine Corps. It is also the headquarters of the US Navy’s Eleventh Naval District.

Orange County: It is the third most populous county in California, with a population of 3,010,232, and the sixth most populous county in the United States, as per the 2009 census. By area, Orange County is the smallest county in Southern California. It is highly developed in terms of tourism, as is houses the famous Disneyland the most frequented theme park in the world. It also prides itself of possessing the Knotts Berry Farm, the Huntington Beach and the Anaheim Convention Center. The Knotts Berry Farm alone attracts above seven million visitors per year.

San Francisco County: Known for being the only consolidated city-county in the state of California, the San Francisco County is a major cultural and financial hub of Northern California. While San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California, it is the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York. It is home to the University of California-San Francisco, famous for its education in biomedical and health sciences. It is supposed to be one of the top-five medical schools in the United States. The Golden Gate Bridge needs no elaborate description as one of the top tourist attractions in San Francisco. It draws over 13 million visitors every year.

Riverside County: It has a population of 2,189,641, according to 2010 estimates, making it the fourth-most populous county in California. It has been declared as one of the fastest growing areas of the United States. Though it is mostly a desert region, yet the place is dotted with numerous tourist attractions. A major portion of the world famous Joshua Tree National Park is located within the Riverside County. It is also an important hub for education and houses a number of universities and colleges.

Santa Clara County: The County Seat of Santa Clara County is San Jose. It is the proud possessor of the world famous Silicon Valley, one of the most urbanized areas. It is rightly declared as the most prosperous counties in the United States. The county is very much advanced in terms of its technology, and was stated to be the highest acting metropolitan area in the US in the year 2012.


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