|State of California|
|• Total||163,696 sq mi (423,970 km2)|
|• Width||250 miles (400 km)|
|• Length||770 miles (1,240 km)|
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What are 5 facts about California?
The gold rush probably helped earn California the nickname the Golden State, as did its golden poppies, the state flower. California is bordered by the Pacific Ocean in the west, Oregon in the north, Nevada and Arizona in the east, and Mexico in the south.
What are 3 interesting facts about California?
35 Interesting Facts About California
- The Grizzly Bear State! California was formerly known as the Grizzly Bear State.
- America’s Richest Farming Region!
- The Tallest, Largest, And Oldest Tree In The World.
- A Harbinger To America’s Economy!
- California Gold Rush.
- Largest Mass Migration In History.
- Laundry Crisis.
How wealthy is California?
California has the eighth-highest GDP per capita ($58,619) among all U.S. states. The top 10 U.S. states by GDP per capita are: District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Alaska, Delaware, North Dakota, Wyoming, California, New Jersey, Washington.
Did us buy California from Mexico?
Mexico ceded nearly all the territory now included in the U.S. states of New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California, Texas, and western Colorado for $15 million and U.S. assumption of its citizens’ claims against Mexico. Read more about the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
How many acres is California?
Alaska has more acres than Texas, California & Montana combined. There are only three states with more than 100 million acres of total area in the United States: Alaska, Texas & California.
What California is famous for?
With millions of acres of farmland, California leads the U.S. in agricultural production. The state is also home to famous cultural institutions and national parks including: Hollywood, Disneyland, Yosemite National Park, Alcatraz, Angel Island and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Was California owned by Spain?
The Spanish colony of Mexico embarked on a war for independence in 1821. Following a successful revolt later that year, the Colony won its freedom from Spain. Alta California, which encompasses present-day California, passed quietly into Mexican control.
Who founded California?
The first explorers and settlers of Coastal California were American Indians. The most expansive European colonizations efforts were made by the Spanish. On September 28, 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and his crew entered San Diego Bay–the first Europeans to visit California.
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