Located on the west coast of the , California is a huge and diverse state, with culture ranging from the easygoing surf spots on the beaches of to the glamour of to the counterculture and thriving businesses of the .

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The centerpiece of the Bay Area, is one of the most visited cities in the world, and with good reason.

Frank Lloyd Wright is said to have quipped, "Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in ," a quote that has since been repeated both by those who love and hate L.A.

From balmy beaches with a laid-back attitude to a gleaming modern image, offers much for the tourist to enjoy.

is a port city in the Bay Area of in the .


is a megapolitan area in the southern region of the U.S.

The , ringing the Bay in northern , is a geographically diverse and extensive metropolitan region that is home to nearly 8 million inhabitants in cities such as San Francisco, , Berkeley and San Jose.

The of is a region that remains calm and tranquil.

The region of is its alpine region, covering a large portion of the state's inland territory.

The of has beautiful redwoods and small coastal towns.

The region of includes the northeast corner of the state, home to volcanoes, lush forests, high mountains, and clear lakes.

The California is composed of entire southeast corner and offers excellent opportunities for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts.

The of stretches from the Tehachapi Mountains north of up to .

The is the northern part of the Central Valley in .

is a region of that includes foothills of the western Sierra Nevada mountains and many historic towns that date to the 1849 California Gold Rush.

is in . This huge county extends across a number of geographic regions …

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Afrikaans: Kalifornië, Albanian: Kalifornia, Amharic: ካሊፎርኒያ, Arabic: كاليفورنيا, Armenian: Կալիֆոռնիա, Aymara: California suyu, Azerbaijani: Kaliforniya, Bashkir: Калифорния, Basque: Kalifornia, Bavarian: Kalifornien, Belarusian: Штат Каліфорнія, Bengali: ক্যালিফোর্নিয়া, Bishnupriya: ক্যালিফোর্নিয়া, Bislama: Kalifornia, Bosnian: Kalifornija, Breton: Kalifornia, Bulgarian: Калифорния, Burmese: ကယ်လီဖိုးနီးယားပြည်နယ်, Catalan: Califòrnia, Central Kurdish: کالیفۆرنیا, Chechen: Калифорни, Chinese: 加利福尼亚州, Chuvash: Калифорни, Cornish: Kaliforni, Croatian: Kalifornija, Czech: Kalifornie, Danish: Californien, Dimli (individual language): Kaliforniya, Dutch: Californië, Eastern Mari: Калифорний
Egyptian Arabic: كاليفورنيا, English: California Republic, English: Golden State, English: State of California, Esperanto: Kalifornio, Faroese: Kalifornia, Finnish: Kalifornia, French: Californie, Gagauz: Kaliforniya, Gan Chinese: 加利福尼亞州, Georgian: კალიფორნია, German: Kalifornien, Greek: Καλιφόρνια, Gujarati: કેલિફોર્નિયા, Haitian: Kalifòni, Hakka Chinese: Kâ-li-fuk-nì-â, Hawaiian: Kaleponi, Hebrew: קליפורניה, Hindi: कैलिफ़ोर्निया, Hungarian: Kalifornia, Icelandic: Kalifornía, Ido: Kalifornia, Inuktitut: ᑳᓖᐴᕐᓃᐊ, Italian: California, Japanese: カリフォルニア州, Kabyle: Kalifurnya, Kalmyk: Калифорни, Kannada: ಕ್ಯಾಲಿಫೊರ್ನಿಯ, Kara-Kalpak: Kaliforniya shtati, Karachay-Balkar: Калифорния
Kazakh: Калифорния, Korean: 캘리포니아 주, Ladino: Kalifornia, Latvian: Kalifornija, Limburgan: Californië, Lithuanian: Kalifornija, Lojban: kalifornias, Low German: Kalifornien, Lower Sorbian: Kaliforniska, Luxembourgish: Kalifornien, Macedonian: Калифорнија, Malagasy: Kalifornia, Malayalam: കാലിഫോർണിയ, Maori: Karapōnia, Marathi: कॅलिफोर्निया, Mazanderani: کالیفرنیا, Mongolian: Калифорни, Navajo: Akééháshį́į́h Hahoodzo, Nepali (macrolanguage): क्यालिफोर्निया, Newari: क्यालिफोर्निया, Northern Luri: کالیفورنیا, Northern Sami: Kalifornia, Occitan (post 1500): Califòrnia, Ossetian: Калифорни, Pali: क्यालिफोर्निया, Panjabi: ਕੈਲੀਫ਼ੋਰਨੀਆ, Pennsylvania German: Kalifornie, Persian: کالیفرنیا, Picard: Californie, Piemontese: Califòrnia
Polish: Kalifornia, Portuguese: Califórnia, Pushto: کالېفورنیا, Quechua: California suyu, Russia Buriat: Калифорни, Russian: Калифорния, Samogitian: Kalėfuornėjė, Sanskrit: कालिफ़ोर्निया, Sardinian: Califòrnia, Saterfriesisch: Kalifornien, Scots: Californie, Scottish Gaelic: Calafòrnia, Serbian: Калифорнија, Serbo-Croatian: Kalifornija, Silesian: Kaliforńijo, Slovak: Kalifornia, Slovenian: Kalifornija, Somali: Kalifornia, South Azerbaijani: کالیفورنیا ایالتی, Spanish: Alta California, Spanish: California, Spanish: Estado de California, Sundanese: Kalifornia, Swedish: Kalifornien, Tamil: கலிபோர்னியா, Tatar: Калифорния, Telugu: కాలిఫోర్నియా, Thai: รัฐแคลิฟอร์เนีย, Tibetan: ཁྰ་ལེ་ཧྥོར་ནི་ཡ།, Tosk Albanian: Kalifornien
Turkish: Kaliforniya, Uighur: Kaliforniye Shitati, Ukrainian: Каліфорнія, Upper Sorbian: Kaliforniska, Urdu: کیلیفورنیا, Uzbek: Kaliforniya, Venetian: Całifornia, Volapük: Kalifonän, Walloon: Californeye, Welsh: Califfornia, Western Frisian: Kalifornje, Western Mari: Калифорни, Western Panjabi: کیلیفورنیا, Wu Chinese: 加利福尼亚, Yakut: Калифорния, Yiddish: קאליפארניע, Yoruba: Kalifọ́rníà, Yue Chinese: 加利福尼亞州, Zeeuws: Californië, Albion, Calif., California Del Norte, California Septentrional, California Superior, New Albion, Noua Albion, Nueva California
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