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Where is California Located?

The accurate geographical position of the state is indicated in the California location map. Located on the southwest of United States, California houses a number of towns, cities and counties.
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Know Where is California Located in USA


While Nevada covers California from the east, Pacific Ocean encircles the state from the western corner. The southern front of California shares its boundaries with Mexican state of Baja California Norte and Oregon surrounds it from the north. Having a boundary length of 3299 sq km, California has many islands within its geographical premises.

California is situated at the latitude and longitude of 37.0° N, 120.0° W. Bordered by Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona on the north, east and southeast, California's western border is formed by the Pacific Ocean, giving it a coastline that is 840 miles (1,350 kilometers) long, the third longest in the country.

Facts About California

State NameCalifornia
CountryUSA
ContinentNorth America
CapitalSacramento
Largest cityLos Angeles
Area163,696 sq mi (423,970 km2)
Population38,802,500 (2014 est)
Lat Long37° 0′ 0″ N, 120° 0′ 0″ W
Official LanguageEnglish
Calling Code 
Time ZoneStandard time PST (UTC−8) Summer time (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
Airport88 Airports
Neighbour countriesMexico
Internet TLD 
CurrencyUS Dollar