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California Quick Facts
- Nickname: The Golden State
- Capital: Sacramento
- Largest city: Los Angeles (LA)
- Population: 40 million
- Statehood: September 9, 1850 (31st state)
- Governor: Jerry Brown (D)
Other California Facts
If California were a country, it would be the sixth-largest economy in the world. In 2015, it surpassed France to become world’s sixth-largest economy.
The fortune cookie, Apple computer, theme park (Disneyland), Frisbee, blue jeans and the Barbie doll are all invented in California.
San Fransisco Bay
San Francisco Bay is the world’s largest landlocked harbor.
More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States.
Castroville is known as the Artichoke Capital of the World. In 1947, a young woman named Norma Jean was crowned Castroville’s first Artichoke Queen. She later became world-famous actress by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe.
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