California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is the most populous U.S.A. state. California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, Arizona to the southeast, and the Mexican State of Baja California to the south.
California is located in the southwestern part of the USA. It is estimated to be the richest state of the USA that is why it is also called the Golden State.
The main cities are Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego, San Jose, etc. The total area is about sq. km. It is the third biggest state of the USA after Alaska and Texas. State population is about 35, 000,000. It has the highest density of population. The largest City of California is Los Angeles, which is the 2nd largest city in the USA after New York city.
California's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west, to the Sierra Nevada in the east – from the Redwood–Douglas-fir forests of the northwest, to the Mojave Desert areas in the southeast. the Sierra Nevada the Redwood–Douglas-fir forests the Mojave Desert
In California, a very rich natural and plant worlds. Nearly 45% of the territory is covered by forests of California, here you can see the oldest, tallest and most massive trees in the world. In addition, in the forests of California's growing pine, oak, maple, fir, eucalyptus, acacia and many other plants. The most famous representative of the flora of desert regions of California - Joshua Tree, in her honor even named one of the state reserves, National Park Joshua Tree. Large areas in the state are busy chaparral. In the steppes of California, you can see many kinds of herbs and flowers, the most famous of which, the California poppy is the official symbol of the state.
In the forests, steppes and deserts of California is home to many kinds of animals: bears, deer, bighorn sheep, cougars, bobcats, foxes, coyotes, rabbits, squirrels, opossums, kangaroo rats, beavers, otters, hawks, peregrine falcons, California condors, many other species of animals, birds, fish and reptiles.
In the north-west of the state are mountains Klamath. This mountain range, which is partially located in the southwestern part of Oregon. The highest point of this mountain chain - Thompson Peak. In the center of the state of California is an extensive valley area of about km of agricultural heart of the state. From all sides the valley bounded by mountains. Located on the west Coast Ranges to the east - the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the north - the Cascade Mountains to the south - the Tehachapi Mountains. Delta rivers Sacramento and San Joaquin valley divides into two parts, which are called in their honor Sacramento Valley (northern part) and the San Joaquin Valley (South) To the west of the valley along the shores of the Pacific Ocean stretched Coast Ranges, including Diablo Range east of San Francisco and Santa Cruz Mountains, which are located south of the city. These mountains are known as the locus of the redwoods, the tallest trees in the world. Located in the east of California Sierra Nevada Mountains, which stretch from north to south for a distance of about 750 km. They are Yosemite Valley and Tahoe, grows giant sequoia. The mountains gradually increases from north to south.
California has few rivers. The largest river, which flows only in the territory of that state, - Sacramento. The largest river, which flows in California and other states - Colorado
Lake Tahoe - freshwater lake in the area of the mountain range of Sierra Nevada, located on the border of California and Nevada, USA. Mono Lake - salt lake in California. Mono Lake is located in the east central California, east of Yosemite National Park, between the mountains of the Sierra Nevada and California White Mountains. On the south shore of the lake is a small settlement Lee Vining.
The Bear Flag is the official flag of the state of California. The modern state flag is white with a wide red strip along the bottom. There is a red star in the upper left corner and a grizzly bear facing left in the center. Flag of California.
Many people think that the entire contribution to the world culture of California is limited to Hollywood blockbusters and militants. But it is not. In California, worked famous painters John McLaughlin and Elmer Bischoff, as well as the pioneers of art photography Aymodzhin Cunningham and Ansel Adams. California is known for world-class museums. We are talking about the Art Museum of Los Angeles County, the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco and Jean Paul Getty Museum. Renowned Californian cuisine created by chef Wolfgang Puck and Alice Waters: they combine local ingredients with Asian cooking methods. Californians love to eat, washed down with generous dishes with selected local wines are world class.
California - one of the most famous states of America, symbol of diversity and prosperity of the United States. The effect of this state of the culture of the powerful American state overestimated.