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... More »

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... More »

The government of California, established by the California Constitution, has three branches: legislative, executive and judicial. It is a direct democracy, and the counties, cities, school districts and special district... More »

California, known as the Golden State, is the third-largest state in the U.S. It covers 158,706 square miles of land area and houses 37,679,000 people, making it the country's most populous state as of 2015. California w... More »

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... More »

Some fun facts about California include the fact that California raises more turkeys than any other state and that the Hollywood Bowl is the world's largest amphitheater. California's Mount Whitney is the highest peak in... More »

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California comprises 155,779 square miles of land, making it the third largest American state behind Alaska and Texas. It is divided into 58 counties and is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east and Arizona... More »