California, located in the western US, has many wonders from the Mexican border to along the pacific coast. In addition to cliff-edge beaches, redwood forest, mountains in the Sierra Nevada, farmland in the Central Valley and the Mojave Desert.
Meanwhile, the city of Los Angeles is home to the Hollywood entertainment industry and San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and streetcars. You have certainly seen movies, series, heard songs where California was mentioned or one of its cities.
And the list of wonders never ends. That’s why we’ve separated 3 interesting facts about California for you. Good reading!
6 Geographical Curiosities:
1- It is the most populous state in the United States, with more than 39 million inhabitants, and its capital, Sacramento.
2- Four of the largest cities in the US are located in California: Los Angeles, San Diego, San José and San Francisco.
3- Los Angeles is the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
4- Only Alaska and Texas have more land extension than California.
5- The state is made up of high mountains, dry and hot deserts, as well as several forests and even volcanoes, many of which are still active.
6- In California, the famous San Andreas Fault is also located, with 1290km stretching across California. This fault is responsible for causing large earthquakes.
See 4 interesting facts about California
1- Los Angeles was once part of Mexico: three decades before the United States took full possession of Southern California, LA was part of Mexico. It was founded by a group of eleven family members known as “Los Pobladores”
2- The Hollywood sign was built with the intention of promoting a real estate company: one of the most iconic postcards in the city, it was not always seen as a tourist spot in Los Angeles. In fact, the sign was built as a kind of billboard to promote the HollywoodLand real estate company.
3- The California flag is based on the real bear: the huge 1,200-pound bear, which was photographed by William Randolph Hearst in 1899, was named after Monarch. He became a star in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and died in 1911.
4- It has the tallest tree in the world! Called Hyperion, it measures a staggering 379.3 feet. It is located somewhere in Redwood National and State Parks, but the exact location is not revealed to prevent tourism from ruining the wildlife in the area.
Extra: it could be the place that changes your life!
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