Outline of California

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The location of the state of California in the United States
Main article: California

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the U.S. state of California:

Californiamost populous and the third most extensive of the 50 states of the United States of America. California is home to Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and Sacramento, respectively the 2nd, 6th, 17th, and 23rd most populous metropolitan areas of the United States. California borders the North Pacific Ocean and Baja California in the Southwestern United States. California includes both Mount Whitney, the highest (4421 m) mountain peak in the contiguous United States, and Death Valley, the lowest (-86 m) and hottest (56.7 °C) place in North America. California joined the Union as the 31st state on September 9, 1850.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable map of the state of California

Geography of California[edit]

Places in California[edit]

Main article: Places in California

Environment of California[edit]

Natural geographic features of California[edit]

Regions of California[edit]

Administrative divisions of California[edit]

An enlargeable map of the 58 counties of the state of California

Demography of California[edit]

Government and politics of California[edit]

Main article: Government of California and Politics of California

Branches of the government of California[edit]

Executive branch of the government of California[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of California[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of California[edit]

Main article: Courts of California

Law and order in California[edit]

Main article: Law of California

Military in California[edit]

Local government in California[edit]

History of California[edit]

History of California

History of California, by period[edit]

The location of the state of California in the United States of America
An enlargeable map of the state of California
An enlargeable map of the 58 counties of the state of California

History of California, by region[edit]

History of California, by subject[edit]

Culture of California[edit]

Main article: Culture of California

The arts in California[edit]

Sports in California[edit]

Main article: Sports in California

Economy and infrastructure of California[edit]

Main article: Economy of California

Education in California[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of California