California

Description

California, officially the State of California, is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States of America. With 39.5 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area, and is also the world's thirty-fourth most populous subnational entity. California is also the most populated subnational entity in North America, and has its state capital in Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.
California's economy, with a gross state product of $3.0 trillion, is the largest sub-national economy in the world. If it were a country, California would be the fifth-largest economy in the world, and the 37th-most populous as of 2020. The Greater Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and third-largest urban economies ($1.3 trillion and $1.0 trillion respectively as of 2020), after the New York metropolitan area ($2.0 trillion). The San Francisco Bay Area Combined Statistical Area had the nation's highest gross domestic product per capita in 2018 ($106,757) among large primary statistical areas, and is home to four of the world's ten largest companies by market capitalization and four of the world's ten richest people.California is considered a global trendsetter in popular culture, communication, information, innovation, environmentalism, economics, politics, and entertainment. As a result of the state's diversity and migration, California integrates foods, languages, and traditions from other areas across the country and around the globe. It is considered the origin of the hippie counterculture, beach and car culture, the Internet, and the personal computer, among others. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area are widely seen as centers of the global technology and entertainment industries, respectively. California's economy is very diverse: 58% of it is based on finance, government, real estate services, technology, and professional, scientific, and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1.5% of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.S. state.California shares a border with Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south. The state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, and from the redwood and Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast. The Central Valley, a major agricultural area, dominates the state's center. Although California is well-known for its warm Mediterranean climate and monsoon seasonal weather, the large size of the state results in climates that vary from moist temperate rainforest in the north to arid desert in the interior, as well as snowy alpine in the mountains. All these factors lead to an enormous demand for water; in total numbers, California is the largest consumer of water in North America. Over time, drought and wildfires have become more frequent; further straining California's water security.What is now California was first settled by various Native Californian tribes before being explored by a number of Europeans during the 16th and 17th centuries. The Spanish Empire then claimed and colonized it. In 1804 it was included in Alta California province, within the Viceroyalty of New Spain. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War. The western portion of Alta California was then organized and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom.

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Beverly Hills

Ojai

Citrus Heights

Santa Barbara

San Juan Bautista

Santa Clara

Santa Clarita

Santa Rosa

Pacific Grove

San Bernardino

Tracy

Fresno

Saratoga

Los Gatos

San Carlos

Ridgecrest

Madera

Malibu

San Francisco

Burlingame

San Gabriel

Fullerton

Rocklin

Sonora

Salinas

Oceanside

Cotati

Ventura

Banning

Barstow

San Mateo

Corcoran

Larkspur

San Pablo

Vernon

Victorville

Coronado

San Rafael

San Ramon

Vista

Eureka

Loma Linda

Wasco

Exeter

Loomis

Los Alamitos

Los Altos

Watsonville

Weed

Los Banos

West Covina

Lynwood

Rio Dell

West Sacramento

Manteca

Maricopa

Galt

Marysville

Garden Grove

Big Bear Lake

Rio Vista

Mill Valley

Cupertino

Ripon

Bishop

Santa Fe Springs

Monrovia

Montague

Montclair

Willows

Pleasant Hill

Santa Monica

Monterey Park

Moorpark

Santa Paula

Moreno Valley

Campbell

Woodside

Glendora

Blythe

Del Mar

National City

Riverside

Goleta

Gonzales

Grand Terrace

Newport Beach

Sausalito

Greenfield

Canyon Lake

Scotts Valley

Brea

Oakley

Ontario

Orange

Orange Cove

Capitola

Orland

Brentwood

Seaside

Oxnard

Pacifica

Rohnert Park

El Centro

Redding

Port Hueneme

Palos Verdes Estates

Paradise

Porterville

Healdsburg

Redwood City

Paso Robles

Solana Beach

Calabasas

Perris

Chino

Piedmont

San Anselmo

Pismo Beach

San Bruno

San Clemente

Escalon

San Dimas

St. Helena

Stanton

Redwood Shores

Suisun City

Ione

Sunnyvale

Irwindale

Susanville

Clayton

Sutter Creek

Taft

Tehachapi

Tehama

San Jacinto

El Cerrito

Pleasanton

Baldwin Park

Trinidad

Truckee

San Juan Capistrano

Portola Valley

San Luis Obispo

San Marcos

Loyalton

Mammoth Lakes

Crenshaw

Martinez

Maywood

McFarland

Cudahy

Biggs

Merced

Milpitas

Modesto

Monte Sereno

Arvin

Monterey

Dana Point

Morgan Hill

Blue Lake

Mount Shasta

Murrieta

Needles

Nevada City

Bradbury

Aliso Viejo

Newman

Nipton

Norco

Desert Hot Springs

Novato

Oakdale

Orinda

Dixon

Atherton

Palm Springs

Palmdale

Albany

Paramount

Parkfield

Downey

Duarte

Patterson

Pedley

Petaluma

Pico Rivera

Dublin

Pittsburg

Placentia

Buellton

Plymouth

Apple Valley

Burbank

Portola

Poway

El Cajon

Rancho Cucamonga

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