California

The golden state

California's History

California was settled by Spanish missionaries in the 1700's. California didn't become U.S. territory until 1847. California was giving to the U.S. as part of the treaty ending the Mexican- American war.

California's State Flag

California's flag is a picture of a California grizzly bear walking toward the left. The star copied the lone star of Texas. This flag was first used as a revolt against Mexican rule.

California's Location

California is the third largest state in the United States. It is located on the Pacific coast. California is situated at the latitude and longitude of 37.0 degrees north and 120.0 degrees west. California borders Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and Mexico. California is in the western region of the United States.

Famous People

Places to Visit

Economics

California is considered the nations leading industrial state. Agriculture, technology, tourism, and motion picture industry provide a lot of jobs worldwide. California's economy is the largest in America. California's gross domestic product, as of 2014, is 2.3 trillion dollars.

State Facts

  • abbreviation: CA
  • Capitol: Sacramento
  • Largest city: Los Angeles
  • size: 158,706 square miles
  • Population: 37,679,000
  • Resident name: Californian
  • Motto: Eureka "i have found it"
  • song: I love you, California