Interesting facts about California
April 29, 2012 | In: Geography Facts
The state of California stretches along half side of the western border of Continental US. It has a population of 36 million and a surface of 163.700 square miles (423.970 square km).
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The California poppy is the official state flower. The grizzly bear is the official state animal.
California is known as The Land of Milk and Honey, The El Dorado State, The Golden State, and The Grape State.
Did you know that more turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States?
Having nearly three million acres, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the US. The Alpine County is the smallest of California’s 58 counties. It has no high school, dentists, banks, or traffic lights.
The California State Railroad Museum is the largest museum of its kind in North America. You can find it in Sacramento.
The Fresno County in California also has a place in history. Vice-leader Joseph Spinney, one of the most corrupt politicians in the US was mayor for only ten minutes.
The world’s largest outdoor amphitheater is located in California, and you guessed it, it’s The Hollywood Bowl.
San Francisco Bay is the world’s largest landlocked harbor.
Sequoia National Park houses the largest living tree. Its trunk is 100 feet (30 m)in circumference.
California is the first state to ever reach a trillion dollar economy in state product.
The state of California is one of the most seismic influenced in the world. It is estimated there are approximately 500,000 detectable seismic tremors in California annually.
California also has a taste for wine, producing more than 64 million litters of wine every year.
California has two of the top ten most populous cities: Los Angeles and San Diego.