The California Coast Ranges Mountains run along most of California's coastline. They are broken up into the South Coast Ranges and the North Coast Ranges.Continue Reading
The Coast Range runs parallel to the coastline from the Oregon border to the Los Angeles basin. A break occurs at San Francisco, where the South and North Ranges split apart.
The Coast Ranges rise steeply from the ocean or the coastal plain, and reach heights of 8,000 feet in the North Range. The mountains encompass approximately two-thirds of California's coastline and run 550 to 600 miles. At most points, the crest of the range is no more than 50 miles from the ocean.Learn more about The West
California is the third-largest state in the union and second-largest state in the contiguous United States, at 158,706 square miles. Additionally, the state has the highest population in the country, at approximately 37.7 million residents.Full Answer >
The total square mileage of California is 163,695 square miles, including water. This makes California the third largest state in the country, only smaller in regards to Alaska and Texas.Full Answer >
California is famous for the Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood, its beaches and its mountains. The state is also known for being home to some famous and influential people such as Julia Child, Joe DiMaggio and Richard Nixon.Full Answer >
California became the 31st state to join the Union in September of 1850, and is famous for the Gold Rush that occurred in the 19th century, which is the origin of the state's nickname, the Golden State. California is the nation's leading producer of many different types of fruits, such as grapes, strawberries, plums, peaches, avocados, dates and nectarines.Full Answer >