California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third most extensive . It is home to the nation's second- and sixth-largest census statistical areas , and eight of the nation's fifty most populated cities . The capital city is Sacramento. California's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west, to the Sierra Nevada mountains in the east – from the Redwood–Douglas-fir forests of the northwest, to the Mojave Desert areas in the southeast. The center of the state is dominated by Central Valley, a major...
|Founded:||September 9, 1850|
|Current governor||Jerry Brown|
|Area:||163,695.7 sq. mi.|
|Also known as:||Golden State, CA, Calif|
|Time zone:||Pacific Time Zone, UTC-8|