Tourist attractions and places worth visiting
163,707 square miles.
Furthest North to Furthest South
Furthest East to Furthest West
182 per square mile.
Image: The sun on the horizon.
Text: "California - The Golden State".
State Road Sign
A rounded green triangle with a white border. This is a stylised representation
of a miner's shovel (from the California Gold Rush of 1849).
Derivation of Name
California was named by Hernan Cortes after an imaginary island in a popular
Spanish novel of the time.
The Golden State.
Eureka: January high 54F, July high 60F.
Fresno: January high 55F, July high 98F.
Los Angeles: January high 67F, July high 83F.
Needles: January high 63F, July high 108F.
San Francisco: January high 56F, July high 64F.
Yosemite: January high 45F, July high 90F.
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