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The state California is a long state located on the west coast of the United States.
The capital of the state is Sacramento, and the population in this city is about 500,000 people. So that means that this is the sixth biggest city in California. The city is like the core to the culture in California. The city is communication and trade center in a rich agriculture district. The city has been the state capital since 1854.
Los Angeles has a population of about 9, 8 million people. And that means it is the most popular city in California, the city is the second largest city in The United States. Los Angeles is known for its movie and TV industry in Hollywood, This is one of the most imported things in Industries in California. In Hollywood many of the rich people live and work, one famous housing area is of course Beverly Hills.
In the state they practice death penalty, and if you are sentenced to the death you will get to choose if you want a lethal injection or asphyxiation. Those who are sentenced are put to sleep in San Quentin State Prison. Before 2000 they used gas as death penalty and there is just one gas chamber in the state and that is in this prison.
“The Golden State” has long been a popular nickname for California and was made the official State Nickname in 1968. It is particularly appropriate since California's modern development can be traced back to the discovery of gold in 1848 and fields of golden poppies can be seen each spring throughout the state.
The Golden State Museum is also the name of a new museum slated to open in late 1998 at the California State Archives in Sacramento. The museum's exhibits will bring to life the momentous events of California's history through a series of innovative, interpretive exhibits.
There are many well-known people from California. One of the people is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio, he was born in 1974 in Los Angeles, he is a good actor and he has been nominated too Golden globe six times. And he was nominated in 1994, 1998, 2003, 2007, 2007and 2009. And he wins in 2005 for that actor role in the film Aviator. He has been nominated to Oscar three time in 1994, 2005 and 2007.
Richard M. Nixon has been a president in United States of America. he was born in 1916 in Yorba Linda. He died in Park Ridge. He was the 36s Vice president, in eight year from 1953 – 1971. Eight year after he was Vice president, he became the President. And he was President 1969-1974, And when he was president his most important jobs was to get USA out of Vietnam. Richard desired to get the army out slowly, so in 1973 all of the army was out of Vietnam.
Eldrick “Tiger” Woods is a golfer, He was born in 1975. He was on the first place on the world ranking, from 15. August 1999 to 29 August 2004. And that means at he was on this place in 264 week from start to end. He has won The Master tournament Five times, and got a second place one time. And he has won the US open championship three times and got a second place one time. He has won The Open Championship three times and he has got a third place one time. And he has won PSG championship three times, and got the second place two times. And all this he has won on sixteen years from 1995 to 2011. He is considered being one of the best golf players in the world of all times.
Mount Whitney is a mountain of 4421 meters. This is one of the highest mountains in the United State and, Mount Mckinley in Alaska is the highest.
The climate various much, from arid to subarctic, that depends on where you are in the state, because along the coast the climate is much better than in the drier areas of the state. In the mountain the climate is cold with thin air.
Flag: symbol of strength and unyielding resistance.
The state was first founded in 1542 by the Spanish. In this period there were many colonies in California. First in 1850 the state became a full member of the the union as the 31st state. And in the 1950s the state was the state with most people in the USA. Many people from other places from the world moved to California in search of a better life. this has lead to that there are many different cultures and people in California.
The total population of the state was around 37 255 000 in 2010, so about ten percent of the total population of the USA live there.
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