Area: 163,696 sq mi (423,970 sq km).
Population: ~ 39,029,342 (2022 est.)
Largest cities: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, Bakersfield, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Riverside, San Bernardino, Monterey, Barstow, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Berkeley, Pasadena, Santa Clarita, Santa Clara, Modesto, Oxnard, Fontana, Stockton, Chula Vista, Fremont, Irvine, Moreno Valley, Glendale, Huntington Beach, Grand Prairie, Santa Rosa, Oceanside, Fullerton, Orange, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Lancaster, Elk Grove, Palmdale, Corona, Salinas, Pomona, Torrance, Hayward, Escondido, Sunnyvale, Concord, Roseville, Vallejo, Victorville, El Monte, Downey, Burbank, Antioch, Daly City, Temecula, Costa Mesa, Inglewood, Ventura, West Covina, Norwalk, Carlsbad, Fairfield, Richmond, Murrieta, Santa Maria, Madera, Merced, Hanford, Visalia, San Rafael, Eureka, Ukiah, Encinitas, Del Mar, San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Malibu, Ventura, Carpinteria, Redding, Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Mateo, Napa, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Avalon, Monrovia, Azusa, Guadalupe, Grover Beach, Avila Beach, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Pacific Grove, Watsonville, Capitola, Pleasure Point, Half Moon Bay, Two Harbors, Palm Springs.
Islands: Santa Catalina Island.
National parks: Joshua Tree, Kings Canyon, Channel Islands, Sequoia, Pinnacles, Yosemite, Lassen Volcanic, Redwood, Death Valley.
California is one of the largest states in the United States in terms of both population and area. Not only is California famous for its vibrant and bustling city life, but it also makes many people surprised by having so many amazing natural and man-made landscapes.
Many large and famous cities of the United States are in California, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, et cetera. California is also prominent in industries such as cinema, tourism, energy, music, technology, etc. Famous tourist attractions: Universal Studios Hollywood, San Diego Zoo, Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park, etc.
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