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This article is aboot the U.S. state. For ither uisses, see California an Californie (disambiguation).
State of California
Banner o Californie State seal o Californie
Flag Seal
Elk-name(s): The Golden State
Motto(s): Eureka[1]
Map o the Unitit States wi Californie heichlichtit
Offeecial leid(s) Inglis
Demonym Californie
Caipital Sacramento
Lairgest ceety Los Angeles
Lairgest metro aurie Greater Los Angeles Area
Aurie  Rankit 3rd in the U.S.
 - Total 163,696 sq mi
(423,970 km2)
 - Width 250 miles (400 km)
 - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)
 - % watter 4.7
 - Latitude 32° 32′ N tae 42° N
 - Langitude 114° 8′ W tae 124° 26′ W
Population  Rankit 1st in the U.S.
 - Total 38,340,000 (2014 est)[2]
 - Densitie 246/sq mi  (95.0/km2)
Rankit 11t in the U.S.
 - Median hoosehauld income  US$61,021 (9t)
 - Heuchest point Mount Whitney
14,505 ft (4,421.0 m)
 - Mean 2,900 ft  (880 m)
 - Lawest point Badwater Basin in Death Valley
−282 ft (−86.0 m)
Admission tae Union  9 September 1850 (31st)
Govrenor Jerry Brown (D)
Lieutenant Govrenor Gavin Newsom (D)[3]
Legislatur California State Legislature
 - Upper hoose California State Senate
 - Lawer hoose California State Assembly
U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D)
Barbara Boxer (D)
U.S. Hoose delegation 38 Democrats, 15 Republicans (leet)
Time zones  
 - Staundart time PST (UTC−8)
 - Summer time (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
Abbreviations CA Calif., Cali., US-CA

Californie is a state in the Unitit States o Americae, on the wast coast. Californie haes the maist indwallers o aa the States o the U.S., an is the third lairgest state bi aurie. The state is the maist physically, and ane of the maist demographically diverse forbye. If Californie wis an unthirlt kintra, it woud hae the 6t lairgest economy in the warld (efter the rest o the U.S., Japan, Germany, the Unitit Kinrick, an the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae). The state's offeecial byname is "The Golden State," hairkin back tae California's 1849 Gold Rush.

  1. "Government Code Section 420-429.8". State of California Legislative Council. Retrieved December 24, 2009. 
  3. Coté, John (December 31, 2010). "Lt. Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom to be sworn in by Jan. 10". San Francisco Chronicle (Hearst Newspapers). Retrieved January 3, 2010.