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State Facts

Full Name

State of California

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

September 9, 1850 (31st)

Population 2000 (Rank)

33,871,648 (1st)

Land Area (Rank)

155,959 square miles; 403,933 square kilometers (3rd)

Capital

Sacramento

Postal Abbreviation

CA

State Nicknames

The Golden State

Motto

Eureka (I have found it)

Song

“I Love You California” (music by A. F. Frankenstein, words by F. B. Silverwood)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Golden poppy
  • Tree: California redwood
  • Bird: California valley quail
  • Gem: Bentonite (blue diamond)
  • Animal: California grizzly bear
  • Fish: California golden trout

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Vegetables,
    • fruits and nuts,
    • dairy products,
    • cattle,
    • nursery stock,
    • grapes
  • Industry:
    • Electronic components and equipment,
    • aerospace,
    • film production,
    • food processing,
    • petroleum,
    • computers and computer software,
    • tourism