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Maps of California provide information on the different cities and land features in the state of California. Check out our interactive maps of California.

Bakersfield

Bakersfield

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Fresno

Fresno

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles

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Oxnard

Oxnard

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs

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Sacramento

Sacramento

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San Diego

San Diego

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San Francisco

San Francisco

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

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Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe

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Stockton

Stockton

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Capital Sacramento
Area 158,706 sq mi
411,049 sq km
Population
(2000 census)
33,871,648
Major Cities
(2000 census)
Los Angeles (3,694,820), San Diego (1,223,400),
San Jose (894,943), San Francisco (776,733),
Long Beach (461,522)
Major Rivers Sacramento, San Joaquin, Colorado, Klamath
Highest Point Mt. Whitney
14,494 feet
4,418 meters
Industry electronic components and equipment, aerospace, film production, petroleum, computers and computer software, tourism
Agriculture vegetables, fruit and nuts, dairy products, cattle, greenhouse and nursery products, grapes, tomatoes
Minerals and Resources petroleum, natural gas, portland cement, sand and gravel, boron

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Geography of California

California, a state in the western United States. It is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and Mexico and stretches along the Pacific Ocean for roughly 800 miles (1,300 km).

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History of California

Pre-Columbian California was inhabited by numerous Indian tribes, most of them living by hunting and gathering.