(Yasmin& Benedict): This is our Wikisite about the state "California" which is one of the states in USA.
Flag, History and Map
First, we give you some overview and general information.
Flag of California
If you want to know more about the history of California, you can click this Link: History of California
Location & Map
California is a state located on the West Coast of the USA. It is the most populous U.S. state, and the third most extensive. (extensive=umfangreich) The capital city is Sacramento.
California 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 name California once referred to a large area of North America claimed by Spain that included much of modern-day Southwestern United States and the Baja California peninsula. Beginning in the late 18th century, the area known as Alta California, comprising the California territory north of the Baja Peninsula, was colonized by the Spanish Empire as part of New Spain. (referred to=bezogen auf) (comprising= umfassend)
List of counties in California
Country means 'Landkreis' in german.
California has 115 Counties. This is quite a lot!
- The complete list of counties can be found here: California County List
Here are some examples of counties and information about them:
San Francisco County
Landscape and nature in California
California contains both the highest and lowest points in the United States.
Mount Whitney (highest point)
Death Valley (lowest point)
If you want to know more about nature in California klick this link : Nature Centers of california
Some examples of nature centers in California are :
- The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center
- The Alum Rock Science and Nature Center
- The Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center
- And the Audubon Center at Debs Park
Music of California
If you want to know more about music in California click here: Music of California In the United States, California is associated with the music industries. (associated= verbunden) Hardcore punk, hip hop, country and heavy metal have all appeared in California. New genres of music, such as surf rock and third wave ska, come from California.
There are lots of songs about California, I'll show some examples: