Republic of California
The United States of America
California is located on the western seaboard of the United States. It is the most populated state and home to 1 out of 8 Americans. California is also home to the nation’s 2nd and 5th most populous census statistical areas (Greater Los Angeles Area and San Francisco Bay Area), and 8 of the nation’s most populated cities (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, and Oakland. The capital city is Sacramento.
California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, Arizona to the southwest, the Mexican State of Baja California to the south. California’s diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west, to the Sierra Nevada in the east – from the Redwood and Douglas Fir forests of the northwest, to the Mojave Desert areas in the southeast. The center of the state is dominated by the Central Valley, a major agricultural area. California contains both the highest and lowest points in the contiguous Unites States (Mount Whitney and Death Valley), and has the 3rd longest coastline of all states.
At least half of the fresh fruit produced in the United States are now cultivated in California, and the state also leads in the production of vegetables. Other important contributors to its economy include aerospace, education, and manufacturing. If California were a country, as of 2012 it would have been the 9th largest economy in the world and the 34th most populated nation.
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