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).
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