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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California Counties

The state of California is divided in two regions: Southern California with ten counties and Northern California with 48 counties; coming to a total of 58 counties.

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The ten counties of the south are: Imperial County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Kern County, Riverside County and San Luis Obispo County.

On the other side, the 48 counties in the north by alphabetic order are: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte County, El Dorado, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake County, Lassen, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono County, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo and finally, Yuba County.

County Seats

For each county there is a county seat which is the local government. The county seat is in charge of the general administration of the county and the duties goes from tax recollection, public health, law enforcement and social services, between many other responsibilities.

Major Counties and what they are famous for

The counties that stand out the most in California are San Bernardino County, the largest county not only in the state, but in the entire US; and the very famous Los Angeles County, which is the most populous also in the whole country.

Both the counties are located in the Southern California; if you are interested in visiting them, you'll find plenty of places of interest.

In the case of San Bernardino County, you should know that the population here is also wide. With 2,035,210 habitants, it comes up to be the fifth most populous in the state. But you can move comfortably since the county has an extension of 20,105 square miles.

There are many places of interest to visit such as the Joshua Tree National Park. This park is composed by parts of two deserts: the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert. If you want to do some hiking, climbing, camping, or bird sightings of the over 250 species that live in the park, this is a great spot for adventure and outdoors activities.

Los Angeles County, on the other hand, is very well known for the City of Los Angeles (L.A.). Forget nature and live the experience of one of the most alive cities in the world located in a county with a population of more than 10 million people. Almost half of them living in the city alone, coming to a total of 4 million citizens.

If you come to L.A. it's a must to visit the Hollywood neighborhood that is known to be the center of the motion picture industry. If you take a walk or drive through Malibu, you'll find yourself surrounded by stars. Make sure you have pen and paper to collect the autographs of your favorite celebrities.

County Sizes

We talked about the big, but when it comes to California you'll actually never find anything small. Even the county with the smallest area has a huge heart. And that is the City and County of San Francisco. Even with an area of 47.9 square miles, this is the home to a population of over 800-thousand people. San Francisco is the second most densely populated city in the United States, coming second after New York City.

Places to Visit and Things To Do

You can have the time of your life in the Disney California Adventure Park. Perfect place for a family trip, visitors can have a blast with the attractions and live the magic of Disney – giving your kids, if you have any, a memory for life.

Get blown away by the magnificent views of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, or enjoy the beauty of nature in the Yosemite Valley. Get to know the San Francisco Bay and go visit your dream stars at the Universal Studios in Hollywood.

History, Geography and Economy

The state of California is one of the most known in the world mainly because of its points of interest and famous cities. Within all the US states, this is the most populated and has the third largest area. In it's limits, 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.

The division of the state into counties began in 1850 when it was only composed by 27 counties. In 1865, 20 more counties were added and by the end of the century came other 10. The last one counted was Imperial County which was established in 1907. The latest counts established that the population of the state of California is about 39,144,818 people.

The economy of California is one of the most relevant in the world and compared to the importance of many countries. The gross state product (GSP) is about $2.514 trillion, the largest in the United States. California is responsible for 13.9 percent of the United States gross domestic product (GDP).

The employment in California is mainly focused on trade, financial services, transportation, education and health, government and manufacturing. The unemployment rate is of 5.5% of the population.

National Parks

The National Parks in California are not only known for their amazing landscapes and outdoor activity possibilities, but also as national symbols of the US.

There are 13 National Parks in California you can choose to visit:

Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP), Whiskeytown–Shasta–Trinity National Recreation Area, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Joshua Tree National Park and Channel Islands National Park.


List California Counties and County Seats

County NameCounty SeatArea (sq. mi.)Established in YearFormed fromPopulation (Jul 1, 2013)
Alameda CountyOakland737.571853Contra Costa and Santa Clara1,578,891
Alpine CountyMarkleeville738.621,864Amador, El Dorado, Calaveras, Mono and Tuolumne1159
Amador CountyJackson592.971854Calaveras36,519
Butte CountyOroville1639.491850Original222,090
Calaveras CountySan Andreas1020.041850Original44515
Colusa CountyColusa1150.681850Original21,358
Contra Costa CountyMartinez719.951850Original1,094,205
Del Norte CountyCrescent City1007.811857Klamath27,873
El Dorado CountyPlacerville1710.851,850Original181,737
Fresno CountyFresno5962.731856Mariposa, Merced and Tulare955272
Glenn CountyWillows1314.791891Colusa27,940
Humboldt CountyEureka3572.491853Trinity134,493
Imperial CountyEl Centro4174.731907San Diego176,584
Inyo CountyIndependence10203.11,866Mono and Tulare18,467
Kern CountyBakersfield8140.961866Los Angeles and Tulare864124
Kings CountyHanford1390.991893Tulare150,960
Lake CountyLakeport1257.961861Napa63,860
Lassen CountySusanville4557.271864Plumas and Shasta, and now defunctLake County, Nevada32163
Los Angeles CountyLos Angeles4060.871850Original10017068
Madera CountyMadera2135.861893Mariposa152,389
Marin CountySan Rafael519.81850Original258365
Mariposa CountyMariposa1451.121850Original17,755
Mendocino CountyUkiah3508.971850Original87,192
Merced CountyMerced1928.691855Mariposa263,228
Modoc CountyAlturas3944.11874Siskiyou9,147
Mono CountyBridgeport3044.41861Calaveras, Fresno and Mariposa14,074
Monterey CountySalinas3321.951850Original428,826
Napa CountyNapa753.731850Original140,326
Nevada CountyNevada City957.611851Yuba98,200
Orange CountySanta Ana789.41889Los Angeles3,114,363
Placer CountyAuburn1404.371851Sutter and Yuba367,309
Plumas CountyQuincy2553.691854Butte18,859
Riverside CountyRiverside7207.371893San Bernardino and San Diego2,292,507
Sacramento CountySacramento965.651850Original1,462,131
San Benito CountyHollister1389.061874Monterey57,600
San Bernardino CountySan Bernardino20052.51853Los Angeles2,088,371
San Diego CountySan Diego4199.891850Original3,211,252
San Francisco CountySan Francisco46.691850Original837,442
San Joaquin CountyStockton1399.281850Original704,379
San Luis Obispo CountySan Luis Obispo3304.321850Original276,443
San Mateo CountyRedwood City449.071856San Francisco and Santa Cruz747,373
Santa Barbara CountySanta Barbara2737.011850Original435,697
Santa Clara CountySan Jose1290.691850Original1,862,041
Santa Cruz CountySanta Cruz445.241850Original269,419
Shasta CountyRedding3785.191850Original178,980
Sierra CountyDownieville953.381852Yuba3,047
Siskiyou CountyYreka6286.781852Shasta and Klamath43,799
Solano CountyFairfield829.191850Original424,788
Sonoma CountySanta Rosa1575.881850Original495,025
Stanislaus CountyModesto1493.791854Tuolumne525,491
Sutter CountyYuba City602.541850Original95,350
Tehama CountyRed Bluff2950.991856Butte, Colusa and Shasta63,057
Trinity CountyWeaverville3178.611850Original13,448
Tulare CountyVisalia4823.971852Mariposa454,143
Tuolumne CountySonora2235.411850Original53,874
Ventura CountyVentura1845.31872Santa Barbara839,620
Yolo CountyWoodland1013.271850Original204,593
Yuba CountyMarysville630.691850Original73,340

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