- Capital City: Sacramento (pop. 475,743) (2008 est.)
- California Population: 38,041,430 (2012 est.) (1st)
- California Population: (per square mile)
- U.S. State Populations: (all states)
- Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)
all u.s. currency (banknotes)
- California Quarter: The first quarter released in 2005 honors California, and is the 31st in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.
California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, becoming our Nation's 31st State. Nicknamed the "Golden State," California's quarter depicts naturalist and conservationist John Muir admiring Yosemite Valley's monolithic granite headwall known as "Half Dome" and also contains a soaring California condor.
The coin bears the inscriptions "California," "John Muir," "Yosemite Valley" and "1850."
- Land Sizes
- Language: English, others
- Largest Cities: (by population) Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Long Beach, Fresno
- Name: The Spanish named it after a fictional island called California found in a 16th century romance tale.
- Statehood: September 9, 1850 (31st state)
California Cities, Counties & Area Codes
Trending on WorldAtlas
The Most Dangerous Cities in the World
The Largest Countries in the World
29 Largest Armies In The World
The 10 Largest Cities in the World
The 10 Smallest Countries In The World
The Poorest Countries In The World
The Most Popular Sports in the World
10 States With The Largest African-American Populations
The Largest Football (Soccer) Stadiums In The World