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California is a state of the United States founded in 1850.

California is the third largest US state. It is located on the west coast of North America, along its entire length (more than 1200 kilometers) in contact with the Pacific Ocean. It borders Oregon to the north, Arizona, and Nevada to the east, and Baja California, which is part of Mexico, to the south.

The area of ​​the state exceeds 420 thousand square kilometers, while it deepens into the mainland by about 400 kilometers. The state territory is cut through by a large number of geological faults, the most famous of which is the San Andreas.

Population

The largest city in California is Los Angeles, however, the capital is Sacramento. The population of California today is approximately 39 million people, which is 12% of the total US population. There is no ethnic majority in this state as such. Most of all, whites and Hispanics live in its territory, followed by African Americans, Asians, and Indians. The religious preferences of the locals are as disparate as their ethnic composition.

Economy of California

In terms of economy, California ranks first in the United States. Its GDP today exceeds $2.3 trillion, which is about 13% of the total gross domestic product of the United States.

California's economy is based on commerce (IT, technology, and machinery), financial services, and agriculture. In addition to the agricultural sector, the state occupies a leading position in the entertainment industry, information technology, and aerospace industry. The world-famous "Silicon Valley" is located just in California.

Landmarks in California

Among the sights of California, special attention should be paid to the Fort Ross Museum-Reserve, Yosemite National Park, and the Avenue of Stars in San Francisco. One of the unique places in the state is also the famous Death Valley in the Mojave Desert - the driest and lowest place concerning sea level in North America.

It is also worth mentioning the former prison island of Alcatraz, the Cathedral of Mercy, the Golden Gate Bridge, and others.

Timeline

July 7, 2021
The payments, part of the state's new $262.6 billion operating budget that is awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature, will make California at least the third state after Virginia and North Carolina to pay victims of the so-called eugenics movement that peaked in the 1930s.
February 14, 2020
cKinetics acquires CaliforniaCarbon.info
September 27, 2019
EPA threatens to cut federal transportation funding from California.
May 1, 2019
US Air Force test-launches Minuteman missile from California.

The Air Force Global Strike Command says the missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles at 2:42 a.m. Wednesday.

January 2018
California legalizes cannabis.

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December 1, 2021
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Tesla says it has officially moved its corporate headquarters from Silicon Valley to a large factory under construction outside of Austin, Texas.The company made the announcement late Wednesday in a filing with U.S.
By MICHAEL R. BLOOD
December 1, 2021
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A proposal to replace an oil pipeline that was shut down in 2015 after causing California's worst coastal spill in 25 years is inching though a government review, even as the state moves toward banning gas-powered vehicles and oil drilling.
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ZEKE MILLER
December 1, 2021
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person in California who had been vaccinated against COVID-19 became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant, the White House announced Wednesday as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new virus strain.
November 24, 2021
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- An Oregon-born gray wolf that thrilled biologists as it journeyed far south into California was found dead after apparently being struck by a vehicle, authorities said Wednesday.
By BRIAN MELLEY
November 19, 2021
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, adding to a staggering two-year death toll that accounts for up to nearly a fifth of Earth's largest trees, officials said Friday.
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