California Map

Overview of California

California, California, state in the western United States facing the Pacific Ocean, 411,049 km2, 37.3 million residents (2010). The capital of Sacramento. Joined the Union in 1850 as the 31st state; nickname: The Golden State. In 1963, California became the most populous state in the United States, having been virtually uninhabited just 100 years earlier. […]