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(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

Flag of California.svg


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.

Map of USA highlighting California.png

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!

Here are some examples of counties and information about them:

San Diego

San Francisco County

Landscape and nature in California

California contains both the highest and lowest points in the United States.

these are:

Mount Whitney (highest point)

East Face Mount Whitney.jpg

Death Valley (lowest point)

Death Valley from space.JPG

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: