11 fun facts about the state of California

California is the MOST populous state in the US. Population - about 39 million (2022)

Capital city - Sacramento Largest city - Los Angeles

California became a US state on 9 September, 1850 (as the 31st state).

California has hosted the olympics three times - twice in Los Angeles and once in Squaw Valley. In 2028 the state will once again host the Olympics in Los Angeles.

Nickname The Golden state

California ranks number 1 in terms of GDP in the United States.

The Death Valley in California is often termed as the "hottest place on Earth". The temperatures there regularly cross the 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius) mark in the summers.

California has the third largest area among all states. Area - 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers)

FAMOUS LANDMARKS Hollywood, Golden Gate bridge, Yosemite National Park, Santa Monica Pier, Walk of Fame, etc

3 among the top 10 largest cities in the US are in California- Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose.

The General Sherman tree is a giant sequoia tree (giant redwood tree) in Sequoia National Park of California. This 2,300–2,700 years old tree has a height of about 84 meters and a base diameter of about 11 meters.

Top 3 largest cities in California by population 1. Los Angeles 2. San Diego 3. San Jose

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