Time zone and main facts
California is a state located on the west coast of the United States, bordering the Pacific Ocean.
The most populous and third largest state in the USA, California is both physically and demographically diverse.
The state of California's official nickname is " The Golden State ". It is famous for the discovery of gold in 1848 and the subsequent gold rush.
California's U.S. Postal abbreviation is CA , and its Associated Press abbreviation is Calif.
Southern California is highly populated, while the larger northern California is less densely populated. The vast majority of the population lives within 80 km (50 miles) of the Pacific Ocean.
California is the most populous state in the United States bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada (E) and across the Colorado River to Arizona (E), Mexico (S), .
The US Census Bureau estimates that in 2017 the population of California was 39,536,653.
Current daylight saving dates for USA
- Standard Time began: Sunday 4 November 2018 02:00 local time. Clocks went back one hour.
- Standard Time ends: Sunday 10 March 2019 02:00 local time. Clocks go forward one hour.
USA and Canada past and future DST schedules hereDaylight Saving 2018