Thursday, 29 September 2011


Region: West

Borders: Oregon, Nevada and Arizona

Capital: Sacramento

State abbreviation: CA

State nickname: The Golden State

State flag: the Bear Flag

State animal: grizzly bear

State colors: blue and gold, blue representing the sky and gold the precious metal that could be found in the state's hills

State flower: poppy

State motto: Eureka! This Greek word means "I found it!" and was probably intended to refer to the discovery of gold in California.

Largest Cities: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Long Beach


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