California State of America

California, 31st State
“Eureka”

(I have found it)Name (derived from a popular Spanish romance novel published in 1510; by Spanish author named Garcia Ordonez de Montalvo. ): “California ”; “fictional island paradise”

  • Governor: Gavin Christopher Newsom ( Democratic Party)
  • Capital: Sacramento
  • Population:39,937,489(2020), (1st-most populous)
  • Location: California is located in the westernmost part of the United States, the Pacific Region in particular.
  • North: Oregon,
  • East: Nevada,
  • South: Mexico,
  • West: Pacific Ocean
  • Southeast: Arizona
  • Area: 423,970 km2/163,695 mi2 ,3rd by rank
  • Postal abbreviation: CA
  • Admitted to Union: September 9, 1850
  • Official language: English

 

1.        State’s Symbols

 

  • State tree: California Redwood
  • State Grass: Purple Needlegrass
  • State Flower: California Poppy
  • State Nut: Almond, Walnut, Pistachio, and Pecan
  • State Lichen: Lace Lichen
  • State Fish: California Golden Trout
  • State Marine Fish: Garibaldi
  • State Marine Mammal: Gray Whale
  • State Amphibian: California Red-Legged Frog
  • State Dinosaur: Augustynolophus morrisi
  • State Marine Reptile: Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle
  • State Reptile: Desert Tortoise
  • State Bird: California Quail
  • State Butterfly: California dogface butterfly
  • State Game Bird: none
  • State Animal: California Grizzly Bear
  • State Pet: A Shelter Pet
  • State Horse: None
  • State Insect: California Dogface Butterfly
  • State Fossil: Saber-Toothed Cat
  • State Rock: Serpentine
  • State Gemstone: Benitoite
  • State Mineral: Gold
  • State Sports: Surfing
  • State Songs: I Love You, California
  • State Holiday: California Poppy Day
  • State Tartan: California State District Tartan
  • State Outdoor Play: Ramona Pageant
  • State Fife & Drum Corps: CA Consolidated Drum Band
  • State Poet Laureate: Poet Laureate of California
  • State Folk Dance: Square Dance
  • State Dance: West Coast Swing
  • State Silver Rush Ghost Town: Calico
  • State Tall Ship: The Californian
  • State Theater: Pasadena Playhouse
  • State Military Museum: California Military Museum
  • State Historical Society: California Historical Society
  • State Fabric: Denim
  • State Artifact: Chipped Stone Bear
  • State Coat of Arms: Coat of Arms (Historic)

 

2.        Geography Facts

 

  1. Land: 155,779 km(403,466 mi2)
  2. Water: 20,501 km(7,916 mi2)
  3. Coastline:840 mi, 1351 km
  4. Shoreline: 3,463 mi, 5573 km
  5. State Forests:  8
  6. National Forests: 18
  7. State Parks: 87 (278 units in the California State Park System)
  8. State Beach: 63
  9. Public Beaches: 420
  10. National Parks: 10
  11. Water: 8%
  12. Largest city (by area): Los Angeles (1,302 km²)
  13. Largest city (by population):Los Angeles (1,703,078 people)
  14. Lowest point: California; 282 feet below sea level, the lowest point in the US
  15. Highest point: Whitney; 14,494 feet, (4,421 m), 2nd tallest

 

3.         Facts about California
  • World largest tree by the name General Sherman, found in Sequoia National Park, it is 275 feet tall and has a circumference of 102 feet
  • Internet was first created in California
  • one of the oldest living things in the world: a Mojave Desert creosote bush, 11,700 years
  • Nickname: The Golden State
  • 4,600 years old. eastern Sierras’ Bristlecone pines are living in California.
  • San Francisco Bay is the world’s largest landlocked harbour.
  • Totalling nearly three million acres, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the
  • Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge houses the largest winter population of bald eagles in the United States.
  • Major industries: Agriculture, tourism, technology, education, forestry, airports, manufacturing
  • Famous for: National Parks, Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood Movie Industry, mountains, beaches
  • Area codes: 209, 213, 310, 323, 408, 415, 424, 442, 510, 530, 559, 562, 619, 626, 650, 657, 661, 707, 714, 747, 760, 805, 818, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925, 949, 951

 

4.       Natural Resources
  1. Salt
  2. Wind
  3. Grasses
  4. Hydro-power
  5. Solar power
  6. Water Resources
  7. Petroleum
  8. Coal
  9. Geothermal energy

 

 

5.       Mountains

 Mountains and Hills: 351

  1. Adobe Hills
  2. Alabama Hills
  3. Alexander Hills
  4. Alvord Mountain
  5. Amargosa Range
  6. Amedee Mountains
  7. Antelope Hills
  8. Argus Range
  9. Arica Mountains
  10. Avawatz Mountains
  11. Bacon Hills
  12. Bald Hills (Humboldt County)
  13. Bald Hills (Lassen County)
  14. Bald Mountain Range
  15. Baldwin Hills
  16. The Balls
  17. Berkeley Hills
  18. Bernasconi Hills
  19. Big Blue Hills
  20. Big Maria Mountains
  21. Big Valley Mountains
  22. Bighorn Mountains
  23. Bird Hills
  24. Bissell Hills
  25. Black Hills (Contra Costa County)
  26. Black Hills (Imperial County)
  27. Black Hills (Kern County)
  28. Black Hills (Riverside County)
  29. Black Hills (San Bernardino County)
  30. Black Mountains
  31. Bodie Hills
  32. Bodie Mountains
  33. Box Springs Mountains
  34. Brawley Peaks
  35. Briones Hills
  36. Bristol Mountains
  37. Buena Vista Hills (Kern County)
  38. Buena Vista Hills (San Diego County)
  39. Bullion Mountains
  40. Burnt Hills
  41. Cady Mountains
  42. Calico Mountains
  43. Calico Peaks
  44. Caliente Range
  45. Call Mountains
  46. Calumet Mountains
  47. Campbell Hills
  48. Capay Hills
  49. Cargo Muchacho Mountains
  50. Carson Range
  51. Cascade Range
  52. Casmalia Hills
  53. Castle Mountains
  54. Cathedral Range
  55. Chalk Buttes
  56. Chalk Hills
  57. Chalk Mountains
  58. Chemehuevi Mountains
  59. Chino Hills
  60. Chocolate Mountains
  61. Cholame Hills
  62. Chowchilla Mountains
  63. Chuckwalla Mountains
  64. Ciervo Hills
  65. Clark Mountain Range
  66. Clark Range
  67. Clear Lake Hills
  68. Clipper Mountains
  69. Coast Ranges
  70. Colton Hills
  71. Confidence Hills
  72. Coppersmith Hills
  73. Coso Range
  74. Cottonwood Mountains (Inyo County)
  75. Cottonwood Mountains (Lassen County)
  76. Cottonwood Mountains (Riverside County)
  77. Coxcomb Mountains
  78. Coyote Hills (Alameda County)
  79. Coyote Hills (Plumas County)
  80. Coyote Mountains
  81. Crafton Hills
  82. Crystal Hills
  83. Crystal Range
  84. Cuyamaca Mountains
  85. Darwin Hills
  86. Deadman Hills
  87. Dead Mountains
  88. Devils Hole Hills
  89. Diablo Range
  90. Diamond Mountains
  91. Domenigoni Mountains
  92. Dominguez Hills
  93. Dougherty Hills
  94. Dublin Hills
  95. Dumont Hills
  96. Dunnigan Hills
  97. Eagle Hills
  98. Eagle Mountains
  99. East Coyote Hills
  100. Elk Hills
  101. Elk Range
  102. Elkhorn Hills
  103. El Paso Mountains
  104. English Hills
  105. Fenner Hills
  106. Fish Creek Mountains
  107. Fletcher Hills
  108. Flynn Hills
  109. Fort Sage Mountains
  110. Four Brothers
  111. Fry Mountains
  112. Funeral Mountains
  113. Gabilan Range
  114. Granite Mountains
  115. Grapevine Hills
  116. Grapevine Mountains
  117. Gravel Hills
  118. Gravel Range
  119. Greenhorn Mountains
  120. Greenwater Range
  121. Griswold Hills
  122. Guijarral Hills
  123. Hemme Hills
  124. Hexie Mountains
  125. Hoodoo Hills
  126. Horned Toad Hills
  127. Horse Hills
  128. Horse Range
  129. Ibex Hills
  130. Indio Hills
  131. In-Ko-Pah Mountains
  132. Inyo Mountains
  133. Irish Hills
  134. Iron Mountains
  135. Ivanpah Mountains
  136. Jacalitos Hills
  137. Jacumba Mountains
  138. Jamul Mountains
  139. Jurupa Mountains
  140. Kalmia Hills
  141. Kelsey Range
  142. Kelso Mountains
  143. Kettleman Hills
  144. Kilbeck Hills
  145. Kilgore Hills
  146. King Range
  147. Kingston Range
  148. Kit Fox Hills
  149. Klamath Mountains
  150. Kramer Hills
  151. Kreyenhagen Hills
  152. La Loma Hills
  153. La Panza Range
  154. Laguna Mountains
  155. Lakeview Mountains
  156. Larkspur Hills
  157. Las Aguilas Mountains
  158. Las Alturas
  159. Las Colinas
  160. Las Lomas
  161. Last Chance Range
  162. Lava Bed Mountains
  163. Lava Mountains
  164. Little Chuckwalla Mountains
  165. Little Maria Mountains
  166. Little Mule Mountains
  167. Little Piute Mountains
  168. Little San Bernardino Mountains
  169. Little Signal Hills
  170. Lompoc Hills
  171. Long Buttes
  172. Los Buellis Hills
  173. Los Jinetes
  174. Los Viejos
  175. Lost Hills
  176. Marble Mountains (San Bernardino County)
  177. Marble Mountains (Siskiyou County)
  178. Mayacmas Mountains
  179. McCoy Mountains
  180. Mecca Hills
  181. Merriam Mountains
  182. Mescal Range
  183. Mesquite Hills
  184. Mesquite Mountains
  185. Mid Hills
  186. Middle Hills
  187. Mineral Range
  188. Mitchel Range
  189. Montezuma Hills
  190. Mopah Range
  191. Mount Buchon
  192. Mud Hills
  193. Mule Mountains
  194. Nelson Range
  195. New Range
  196. New York Mountains
  197. Newberry Mountains
  198. North Pinyon Mountains
  199. Oat Hills (Colusa County)
  200. Oat Hills (Mariposa County)
  201. Oat Hills (San Diego County)
  202. Oat Hills (Yuba County)
  203. Ogilby Hills
  204. Old Dad Mountains
  205. Old Woman Mountains
  206. Ord Mountains
  207. Orocopia Mountains
  208. Owlshead Mountains
  209. Palen Mountains
  210. Palo Verde Mountains
  211. Palos Verdes Hills
  212. Panamint Range
  213. Panhandle Hills
  214. Panoche Hills
  215. Panorama Hills
  216. Paradise Range
  217. Partlett Mountains
  218. Pedley Hills
  219. Peralta Hills
  220. Pine Hills
  221. Pinto Mountains
  222. Pinyon Mountains
  223. Piute Mountains
  224. Piute Range
  225. Pleito Hills
  226. Point of Rocks
  227. Potrero Hills (Richmond)
  228. Poverty Hills
  229. Providence Mountains
  230. Puente Hills
  231. Pyramid Hills
  232. Quail Mountains
  233. Rand Mountains
  234. Rawson Mountains
  235. Red Hills (San Luis Obispo County)
  236. Red Hills (Tuolumne County)
  237. Resting Spring Range
  238. Ritter Range
  239. Riverside Mountains
  240. Rodman Mountains
  241. Rosamond Hills
  242. Rosecrans Hills
  243. Sacramento Mountains
  244. Saddle Peak Hills
  245. Sagehen Hills
  246. Saline Range
  247. Salmon Mountains
  248. Salt Spring Hills
  249. San Bernardino Mountains
  250. San Emigdio Mountains
  251. San Felipe Hills (Santa Clara County)
  252. San Felipe Hills (San Diego County)
  253. San Gabriel Mountains
  254. San Jacinto Mountains
  255. San Joaquin Hills
  256. San Jose Hills
  257. San Leandro Hills
  258. San Marcos Mountains
  259. San Rafael Hills
  260. San Rafael Mountains
  261. San Ysidro Mountains
  262. Sand Hills
  263. Santa Ana Mountains
  264. Santa Cruz Mountains
  265. Santa Lucia Range
  266. Santa Margarita Mountains
  267. Santa Monica Mountains
  268. Santa Rosa Hills (Inyo County)
  269. Santa Rosa Hills (Riverside County)
  270. Santa Rosa Mountains
  271. Santa Susana Mountains
  272. Santa Teresa Hills
  273. Santa Ynez Mountains
  274. Sawtooth Mountains
  275. Sawtooth Range (San Bernardino County)
  276. Sawtooth Range (San Diego County)
  277. Scodie Mountains
  278. Scott Bar Mountains
  279. Scott Mountains
  280. Shadow Mountains
  281. Shale Hills
  282. Shandin Hills
  283. Sheep Hills
  284. Sheep Hole Mountains
  285. Shelton Buttes
  286. Sherburne Hills
  287. Ship Mountains
  288. Sierra Azul
  289. Sierra de Salinas
  290. Sierra Madre Mountains
  291. Sierra Nevada
  292. Silurian Hills
  293. Simi Hills
  294. Siskiyou Mountains
  295. Skedaddle Mountains
  296. Slate Range
  297. Soda Mountains
  298. Solomon Hills
  299. Sonoma Mountains
  300. South Hills
  301. Spangler Hills
  302. Sperry Hills
  303. Stepladder Mountains
  304. Summit Range
  305. Superstition Hills
  306. Sweetwater Mountains
  307. Sweitzer Hills
  308. Sylvania Mountains
  309. Talc City Hills
  310. Tecopa Hills
  311. Tehachapi Mountains
  312. Tejon Hills
  313. Telephone Hills
  314. Temblor Range
  315. The Badlands
  316. The Girdle
  317. The Palisades
  318. Three Sisters (Siskiyou County)
  319. Three Sisters (Riverside County)
  320. Three Sisters (Los Angeles County)
  321. Tierra Blanca Mountains
  322. Topatopa Mountains
  323. Trainer Hills
  324. Trinity Alps
  325. Trinity Mountains
  326. Tucalota Hills
  327. Tumey Hills
  328. Turtle Mountains
  329. Twin Peaks
  330. Vaca Mountains
  331. Valjean Hills
  332. Vallecito Mountains
  333. Venice Hills
  334. Verdi Range
  335. Verdugo Mountains
  336. Volcan Mountains
  337. Volcanic Hills
  338. Vontrigger Hills
  339. Warner Mountains
  340. Waterman Hills
  341. West Coyote Hills
  342. West Riverside Mountains
  343. Whipple Mountains
  344. White Hills (Inyo County)
  345. White Hills (Santa Barbara County)
  346. White Mountains
  347. Whitehorse Mountains
  348. Widow Valley Mountains
  349. Woods Mountains
  350. Yountville Hills
  351. Yuha Buttes

 

6.       Divisions
  • 58 Counties
  • 500 Cities
  • N/A Towns

 

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