California, which is shortly mentioned as CA, is one among the most popular 50 states of the United States, situated West Coast of the United States. It is surrounded by Nevada in the east, Oregon in the north, the Baja California of Mexico in the south and Arizona in the southeast. California is home to the 2nd and 5th fifth most crowded census statistical neighborhoods of the United States. This state is the 8th most inhabited cities among the 50 available states in the country.
California is the 31st state admitted to the union on the 9th of September 1850. The total land area of California is 163,694 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 3 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 7,928 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are a total of 58 counties in California among which the Imperial County was the most recent county formed in the state in the year 1907.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of California was 37,253,956. Among the counties of the California State, the Los Angeles County is ranked as the most populous county with the population of 9,818,605, and the Alpine County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 1,175.
As of 2010, there are 55 State Electoral Votes in California. The State Quarter issue Date of California is January 31, 2005. “Eureka” is the state motto of California.
The nickname of California is the Golden State. The name of the state bird of California is California quail. The Sequoia sempervirens is the state tree of California, and Eschscholzia californica is the state flower. Sacramento is the state capital of California. San Francisco Bay Area is the biggest of all cities in California by population, and in total land area the Los Angeles City ranks first. Sacramento is also the oldest city in California.
The California State is served by 25 five area codes, such as 209, 213, 310, 323, 408, 415, 510, 530, 559, 562, 619, 626, 650, 661, 707, 714, 760, 805, 818, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925 and 949.
California includes both the maximum and minimum points in the neighboring United States, such as Death Valley and Mount Whitney, and has the third longest shoreline next to Alaska and Florida of all the 50 states. Earthquakes are a frequent incident in California, owing to the location of the state beside the Pacific Ring of Fire. At least 50% of the fruit produced in the country is currently cultivated in California, and this state as well, leads in the cultivation of vegetables. Other significant contributors to its wealth comprise education, aerospace, high-tech industry and manufacturing. If it were a nation, it would be the eighth or ninth biggest economy in the world and the 34th most densely inhabited.