California is the most populated and the third most extensive state in the US. California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the East, Arizona to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean on the western coastline. California is a global pillar and perhaps the most advanced state regarding technology, the internet, and entertainment.
The Largest Cities In California
1. Los Angeles - 3,971,883
Los Angeles is the largest city in California with a population of 3,971,883. As of 2008 the city's economy had a gross metropolitan product of $831 billion, the world's third largest city economy after Tokyo and New York. The economy of the LA is driven by trade and commerce, entertainment, tourism, aerospace, fashion, petroleum, and technology.
2. San Diego - 1,394,928
Located 120 miles south of Los Angeles, the city of San Diego ranks second among the biggest cities in California. It has a population of 1,394,928. The city is famous for its deep natural harbors, extensive beaches, mild year-round climate, association with the US Navy, and in recent years as a health and biotechnology development center.
3. San Jose - 1,026,908
San Jose is the third largest city in California and the center of the Silicon Valley region. Many large tech companies have their headquarters in San Diego, which has expanded rapidly since the 1960s.
4. San Francisco - 864,816
San Francisco is the fourth largest city in California with a population of 864,816. Known for its unique city design and its cultural heritage, San Francisco is also an extremely popular tourist destination, ranking among the ten most visited cities in the United States.
5. Fresno - 520,052
Fresno is the fifth largest city in California by population. It is located in the San Joaquin Valley. Like San Jose, Fresno experienced a large amount of growth in the second half of the 20th century.
What is the Biggest City in California?
Los Angeles is the largest city in California with a population of 3,971,883.
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About the Author
Benjamin Elisha Sawe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics and an MBA in Strategic Management. He is a frequent World Atlas contributor.
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