California

Perhaps the most diverse of all the fifty states in the , California has a culture ranging from the easygoing surf spots on the beaches of to the glamor of , and the counterculture and thriving businesses of the .
Photo: Chmehl, CC BY 3.0.

Popular Destinations

The centerpiece of the Bay Area, is one of the most visited cities in the world, and with good reason. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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. Photo: Mfield, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a megapolitan area in the southern region of the U.S. state of California. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The , ringing the Bay in northern California, is a geographically diverse and extensive metropolitan region that is home to nearly 8 million inhabitants in cities such as San Francisco, , and . Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Destinations

The of California is a region that remains calm and tranquil. Photo: Antandrus, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The of California stretches from the Tehachapi Mountains north of up to . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

The of California has beautiful redwoods and small coastal towns. Photo: Joe Parks, CC BY 2.0.

The region of California includes the northeast corner of the state, home to volcanoes, lush forests, high mountains, and clear lakes. Photo: Joe Parks, CC BY 2.0.

The region of California is its alpine region, covering a large portion of the state's inland territory. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a region of California that includes foothills of the western Sierra Nevada mountains and many historic towns that date to the 1849 California Gold Rush. Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The is the area of the of the U.S. state of California that lies north of the and is drained by the . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The California is composed of California's entire southeast corner and offers excellent opportunities for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Photo: Traveler100, CC BY-SA 3.0.

California

Latitude of center
37.1253° or 37° 7' 31" north
Longitude of center
-119.8389° or 119° 50' 19.9" west
Population
37,300,000
Abbreviation
Calif
Abbreviation
CA
IATA airport code
WCC
Elevation
1539 feet (469 metres)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 671022
Geo­Names ID
5332921
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Kalifurnya
  • Afar: Kaliforniya shtati
  • Afrikaans: Kalifornië
  • Albanian: Kaliforni
  • Albanian: Kalifornia
  • Amharic: ካሊፎርኒያ
  • Arabic: California
  • Arabic: الولاية الذهبية
  • Arabic: كالي
  • Arabic: كاليفورنيا
  • Aragonese: California
  • Armenian: Կալիֆոռնիա
  • Armenian: Քալիֆորնիա
  • Arpitan: California
  • Asturian: California
  • Aymara: California suyu
  • Azerbaijani: Kaliforniya
  • Balinese: California
  • Bashkir: Калифорния
  • Basque: Kalifornia
  • Bavarian: CA
  • Bavarian: Kalifornien
  • Belarusian: Каліфорнія
  • Belarusian: Штат Каліфорнія
  • Bengali: ক্যালিফোর্নিয়া
  • Bhojpuri: कैलिफोर्निया
  • Bhojpuri: कैलीफोर्निया
  • Bishnupriya: ক্যালিফোর্নিয়া
  • Bislama: Kalifornia
  • Bosnian: Kalifornija
  • Breton: Kalifornia
  • Bulgarian: Калифорния
  • Burmese: ကယ်လီဖိုးနီးယားပြည်နယ်
  • Catalan: California
  • Catalan: Califòrnia
  • Catalan: Estat de Califòrnia
  • Cebuano: California
  • Central Bikol: California
  • Central Kurdish: کالیفۆرنیا
  • Chavacano: California
  • Chechen: Калифорни
  • Cherokee: ᎠᏕᎳ ᏧᏢᎢ
  • Cheyenne: California
  • Chinese: California
  • Chinese: 加利福尼亚
  • Chinese: 加利福尼亚州/加利福尼亞州
  • Chinese: 加利福尼亚州
  • Chinese: 加利福尼亞
  • Chinese: 加利福尼亞州
  • Chinese: 加州
  • Chinese: 加裏福尼亞
  • Chinese: 加裏福尼亞州
  • Chinese: 加里福尼亚
  • Chinese: 加里福尼亚州
  • Chuvash: Калифорни
  • Cornish: Kaliforni
  • Corsican: California
  • Crimean Tatar: Kaliforniya
  • Croatian: CA
  • Croatian: California
  • Croatian: Kalifornija
  • Croatian: The Golden State
  • Czech: California
  • Czech: Kalifornie
  • Czech: State of California
  • Danish: Californien
  • Dimli (individual language): Kaliforniya
  • Dutch: California
  • Dutch: Californie
  • Dutch: Californië
  • Eastern Mari: Калифорний
  • Egyptian Arabic: كاليفورنيا
  • English: CA
  • English: Calif.
  • English: California Republic
  • English: Golden State
  • English: State of California
  • English: The Golden State
  • Esperanto: CA
  • Esperanto: Kalifornio
  • Esperanto: La Ora Ŝtato
  • Estonian: California
  • Faroese: Kalifornia
  • Fiji Hindi: California
  • Fijian: California
  • Finnish: California
  • Finnish: Kalifornia
  • French: CA
  • French: Californie
  • Gagauz: Kaliforniya
  • Galician: California
  • Gan Chinese: 加利福尼亞州
  • Georgian: კალიფორნია
  • German: CA
  • German: California
  • German: Kalifornien
  • German: State of California
  • German: The Golden State
  • Gothic: 𐌺𐌰𐌻𐌹𐍆𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌽𐌾𐌰
  • Greek: Καλιφόρνια
  • Guarani: California
  • Gujarati: કેલિફોર્નિયા
  • Haitian: Kalifòni
  • Hakka Chinese: California
  • Hakka Chinese: Kâ-li-fuk-nì-â
  • Hausa: California
  • Hausa: Kaleponi
  • Hawaiian: Kaleponi
  • Hebrew: קליפורניה
  • Hindi: कैलिफ़ोर्निया
  • Hungarian: Kalifornia
  • Icelandic: Kalifornía
  • Ido: Kalifornia
  • Igbo: California
  • Iloko: California
  • Inari Sami: Kalifornia
  • Indonesian: California
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): California
  • Interlingue: California
  • Inuktitut: ᑳᓖᐴᕐᓃᐊ
  • Inupiaq: California
  • Irish: California
  • Italian: California
  • Japanese: カリフォルニア州
  • Javanese: California
  • Kabiyè: Kalɩfɔrnii
  • Kabyle: California
  • Kabyle: Kalifurnya
  • Kalmyk: Калифорни
  • Kalmyk: Калифорния
  • Kannada: ಕ್ಯಾಲಿಫೊರ್ನಿಯ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Kaliforniya shtati
  • Karachay-Balkar: Калифорния
  • Kazakh: Калифорния
  • Khmer: កាលីហ្វញ៉ា
  • Kirghiz: Калифорния
  • Korean: 가주
  • Korean: 캘리포니아
  • Korean: 캘리포니아 주
  • Korean: 캘리포니아주
  • Kurdish: California
  • Kurdish: Kalîforniya
  • Ladino: California
  • Ladino: Kalifornia
  • Lao: California
  • Latin: California
  • Latvian: Kalifornija
  • Ligurian: California
  • Limburgan: Californië
  • Lingua Franca Nova: California
  • Literary Chinese: 加利福尼亞州
  • Lithuanian: Kalifornija
  • Lojban: kalifornias
  • Lojban: la .kaliforniias.
  • Lombard: California
  • Low German: Kalifornien
  • Low German: Kalifornië
  • Lower Sorbian: Kaliforniska
  • Luxembourgish: Kalifornien
  • Macedo-Romanian: California
  • Macedonian: Калифорнија
  • Maithili: क्यालिफोर्निया
  • Malagasy: Kalifornia
  • Malay: California
  • Malayalam: കാലിഫോർണിയ
  • Manipuri: ꯀꯥꯂꯤꯐꯣꯔꯅꯤꯌꯥ
  • Manx: California
  • Maori: Karapōnia
  • Marathi: कॅलिफोर्निया
  • Mazanderani: کالیفرنیا
  • Min Dong Chinese: California
  • Min Nan Chinese: California
  • Min Nan Chinese: Ka-chiu
  • Mingrelian: კალიფორნია
  • Mongolian: Калифорни
  • Mongolian: ꯀꯥꯂꯤꯐꯣꯔꯅꯤꯌꯥ
  • Nauru: California
  • Navajo: Ahééháshį́į́h Hahoodzo
  • Navajo: Akééháshį́į́h Hahoodzo
  • Nepali: क्यालिफोर्निया
  • Newari: क्यालिफोर्निया
  • Northern Frisian: California
  • Northern Luri: کالیفرنیا
  • Northern Luri: کالیفورنیا
  • Northern Sami: Kalifornia
  • Norwegian: California
  • Norwegian Bokmål: CA
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Cal.
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Calif.
  • Norwegian Bokmål: California
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: California
  • Occitan (post 1500): Califòrnia
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): California
  • Oriya: କାଲିଫର୍ଣ୍ଣିଆ
  • Ossetian: Калифорни
  • Pali: क्यालिफोर्निया
  • Pampanga: California
  • Pangasinan: California
  • Panjabi: ਕੈਲੀਫ਼ੋਰਨੀਆ
  • Papiamento: California
  • Pennsylvania German: Kalifornie
  • Persian: کالیفرنیا
  • Pfaelzisch: Kalifornien
  • Picard: Californie
  • Piemontese: Califòrnia
  • Polish: Kalifornia
  • Portuguese: Califórnia
  • Pushto: کالیفرنیا
  • Pushto: کالېفورنیا
  • Quechua: California suyu
  • Romanian: CA
  • Romanian: California
  • Romansh: California
  • Russia Buriat: Калифорни
  • Russian: Калифорния
  • Samoan: Kalefonia
  • Samogitian: Kalėfuornėjė
  • Sanskrit: कालिफ़ोर्निया
  • Sanskrit: कालिफोर्निया
  • Santali: ᱠᱮᱞᱤᱯᱷᱳᱨᱱᱤᱭᱟ
  • Sardinian: Califòrnia
  • Saterfriesisch: Kalifornien
  • Scots: Californie
  • Scottish Gaelic: Calafòrnia
  • Serbian: Калифорнија
  • Serbo-Croatian: Kalifornija
  • Sicilian: California
  • Silesian: Kaliforńijo
  • Sindhi: ڪيليفورنيا
  • Sinhala: කැලිෆෝනියා
  • Slovak: Kalifornia
  • Slovenian: Kalifornija
  • Somali: Kalifornia
  • South Azerbaijani: کالیفورنیا ایالتی
  • Spanish: Alta California
  • Spanish: California
  • Spanish: Estado de California
  • Sundanese: California
  • Sundanese: Kalifornia
  • Swahili: California
  • Swedish: California
  • Swedish: Californien
  • Swedish: Kalifornien
  • Swiss German: Kalifornie
  • Tagalog: California
  • Tajik: Калифорния
  • Tamil: கலிபோர்னியா
  • Tatar: Калифорния
  • Telugu: కాలిఫోర్నియా
  • Tetum: California
  • Thai: รัฐแคลิฟอร์เนีย
  • Tibetan: ཁྰ་ལེ་ཧྥོར་ནི་ཡ།
  • Tosk Albanian: Kalifornien
  • Turkish: Kaliforniya
  • Uighur: Kaliforniye Shitati
  • Ukrainian: Каліфорнія
  • Upper Sorbian: Kaliforniska
  • Urdu: کیلیفورنیا
  • Urdu: کیلی فورنیا
  • Uzbek: Kaliforniya
  • Venetian: Całifornia
  • Veps: Kalifornii
  • Vietnamese: Ca-li-pho-ni-a
  • Vietnamese: Ca-li-phoóc-ni-a
  • Vietnamese: Ca Li
  • Vietnamese: California
  • Vlaams: Californië
  • Volapük: Kalifonän
  • Volapük: Kalifornän
  • Walloon: Californeye
  • Waray (Philippines): California
  • Welsh: Califfornia
  • Western Armenian: Քալիֆորնիա
  • Western Frisian: Kalifornje
  • Western Mari: Калифорни
  • Western Panjabi: کیلیفورنیا
  • Wu Chinese: 加利福尼亚
  • Xhosa: IKhalifoniya
  • Yakut: Калифорния
  • Yiddish: קאליפארניע
  • Yoruba: Kalifọ́rníà
  • Yue Chinese: 加利福尼亞州
  • Zeeuws: California
  • Zeeuws: Californië
  • Zulu: California
  • Albion
  • California Del Norte
  • California Septentrional
  • California Superior
  • Califòrgna
  • New Albion
  • Noua Albion
  • Nueva California

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