California

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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.wikipedia
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Sacramento, California

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The state capital is Sacramento.
Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County.

Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York. During the same period, Spanish military forces built several forts (presidios) and three small towns (pueblos). The San Francisco Mission grew into the city of San Francisco, and two of the pueblos grew into the cities of Los Angeles and San Jose.
Los Angeles (Los Ángeles), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known colloquially by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California and the second most populous city in the United States, after New York.

San Francisco Bay Area

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The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 8.8 million residents respectively.
The San Francisco Bay Area (popularly referred to as the Bay Area) is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun estuaries in the northern part of the U.S. state of California.

San Bernardino County, California

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California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County.
San Bernardino County, officially the County of San Bernardino, is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of California, and is located within the Greater Los Angeles area.

Pacific states

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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
There are five states in this division – Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington – and, as its name suggests, they all have coastlines on the Pacific Ocean (and are the only US states that border that ocean).

List of the largest counties in the United States by area

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California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County.

Economy of California

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California has a very diverse economy: 58% of the state's economy is centered on finance, government, real estate services, technology, and professional, scientific and technical business services.
As a sovereign nation (2017), California would rank as the world's fifth largest economy, ahead of the United Kingdom but behind Germany.

Nevada

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California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south (with the coast being on the west).
It borders Oregon to the northwest, Idaho to the northeast, California to the west, Arizona to the southeast and Utah to the east.

Oregon

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California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south (with the coast being on the west).
The parallel 42° north delineates the southern boundary with California and Nevada.

List of states and territories of the United States by population

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With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area.
California, the most populous state, contains more people than the 21 least populous states combined, and Wyoming is the least populous state, with a population less than the 31 most populous U.S. cities.

Arizona

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California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south (with the coast being on the west).
Arizona, one of the Four Corners states, is bordered by New Mexico to the east, Utah to the north, Nevada and California to the west, and Mexico to the south, as well as the southwestern corner of Colorado.

Mojave Desert

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The state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, and from the redwood–Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast.
It is in the southwestern United States, primarily within southeastern California and southern Nevada, and it occupies 47877 mi2.

Sierra Nevada (U.S.)

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The state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, and from the redwood–Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast.
The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada.

Coastal California

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The state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, and from the redwood–Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast.
Coastal California, also known as the California Coastline and the Golden Coast, refers to the coastal regions of the U.S. state of California.

Indigenous peoples of California

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What is now California was first settled by various Native Californian tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions during the 16th and 17th centuries.
With over forty groups seeking to be federally recognized tribes, California has the second largest Native American population in the United States.

List of the most populous counties in the United States

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California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city and the fifth-most densely populated county.

Baja California

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California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south (with the coast being on the west).
Its northern limit is the U.S. state of California.

New Spain

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The Spanish Empire then claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony.
It included what is now Mexico plus the current U.S. states of California, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Florida and parts of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Kansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana; as well as the southwestern part of British Columbia of present-day Canada; plus the Captaincy General of Guatemala (which included the current countries of Guatemala, the Mexican state of Chiapas, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua); the Captaincy General of Cuba (current Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago and Guadeloupe); and the Captaincy General of the Philippines (including the Philippines, Guam, the Caroline Islands, the Mariana Islands and the short lived Spanish Formosa in modern-day northern Taiwan).

California Gold Rush

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The California Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic changes, with large-scale emigration from the east and abroad with an accompanying economic boom.
The news of gold brought approximately 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad.

List of United States cities by population density

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The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city and the fifth-most densely populated county.

Alta California

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The Spanish Empire then claimed it as part of Alta California in their New Spain colony.
The claimed territory included all of the modern US states of California, Nevada and Utah, and parts of Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.

United States

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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
Although the Spanish did not land, natives paddled to the ship to trade furs for abalone shells from California.

Chumash people

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California groups also were diverse in their political organization with bands, tribes, villages, and on the resource-rich coasts, large chiefdoms, such as the Chumash, Pomo and Salinan.
The Chumash are a Native American people who historically inhabited the central and southern coastal regions of California, in portions of what is now San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, extending from Morro Bay in the north to Malibu in the south.

Film industry

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It is considered the origin of the American film industry, the hippie counterculture, fast food, the Internet, and the personal computer, among others.
Most shooting now takes place in California, New York, Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina.

San Jose, California

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During the same period, Spanish military forces built several forts (presidios) and three small towns (pueblos). The San Francisco Mission grew into the city of San Francisco, and two of the pueblos grew into the cities of Los Angeles and San Jose.
San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County, the most affluent county in California and one of the most affluent counties in the United States.