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Map of Northern California

Map of Northern California
Description: Northern California map showing all the counties located in the region. Disclaimer
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Northern California region comprises the northernmost 48 counties of the 'Golden State'. From the towering redwoods along the Pacific Coast to the mighty Sierra Nevada Mountains in the east, the region is famous for vineyards, recreational dwellings, Victorian towns, glorious coastline, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

The southern borders of Monterey, Kings, Tulare and Inyo counties define the boundaries which separate Northern California from Southern California. The first European settlement in the area was at the Spanish mission at Monterey in 1770. From the California Gold Rush in the Central Valley to the dot-com boom in the Silicon Valley, the region has played a pivotal role in the modern history of America.

The world-renowned educational institutions, Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley are in the region. Sacramento is the state capital and San Jose is the largest city in Northern California.

Tourist Attractions in Northern California

Whether it is beaches, mountains, or forests, one of the many joys of living in NorCal is that idyllic getaways are never far away. Yosemite National Park and Redwood National and State Parks are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Death Valley National Park are popular travel destinations.

Wine tasting in wineries of Napa Valley, whale watching in Bodega Bay, surfing near Bolinas or Shelter Cove, and driving through Big Sur are popular things to do in Northern California.

Major Cities in Northern California

The region has two population centers: San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Sacramento Area. Here's a list of major cities –


Getting In and Around

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the busiest airport in Northern California.

Amtrak operates California Zephyr, Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, and San Joaquin through the region. Commuter trains and light rails serve the metropolitan areas of San Francisco and Sacramento.

I-80, I-5, and U.S. Route 6 traverse the region.

List of Counties in Northern California

Alameda County MapMadera County MapSan Mateo County Map
Alpine County MapMarin County MapSanta Clara County Map
Amador County MapMariposa County MapSanta Cruz County Map
Butte County MapMendocino County MapShasta County Map
Calaveras County MapMerced County MapSierra County Map
Colusa County MapModoc County MapSiskiyou County Map
Contra Costa County MapMono County MapSolano County Map
Del Norte County MapMonterey County MapSonoma County Map
El Doredo County MapNapa County MapStanislaus County Map
Fresno County MapNevada County MapSutter County Map
Glenn County MapPlacer County MapTehama County Map
Humboldt County MapPlumas County MapTrinity County Map
Inyo County MapSacramento County MapTulare County Map
Kings County MapSan Benito County MapTuolumne County Map
Lake County MapSan Francisco County MapYolo County Map
Lassen County MapSan Joaquin County MapYuba County Map

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List of Airports in Northern California

Arcata-Eureka AirportOakland International Airport
Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County AirportPorterville Municipal Airport
Chico Municipal AirportRedding Municipal Airport
Del Norte County AirportSacramento International Airport
Fresno Yosemite International AirportSan Francisco International Airport
Mammoth-Yosemite AirportSan Jose International Airport
Merced Municipal AirportStockton Metropolitan Airport
Modesto City-County AirportVisalia Municipal Airport
Monterey Regional Airport



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