California: The Golden State
Map of U.S. showing location of California


CAPITAL: Sacramento

STATEHOOD: 1850; 31st state

ATTRACTIONS: Yosemite Valley, Hollywood

FUN FACT: Death Valley, located in the southeast part of the state, is North America’s hottest desert. 


California state flag
State flower: poppy; State Bird: California valley quail; State Animal: grizzly bear; State Quarter

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Photo credits: FrankvandenBergh, iStockphoto (flag); Tsyu87, Dreamstime (Goldengate bridge); Linda Bair, Dreamstime (bear); Lokibaho, iStockphoto (poppy); Natureniche, iStockphoto (quail); Micha Klootwijk, Dreamstime (quarter)

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