Outline of California

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The location of the state of California in the United States

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

California is the most 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 (4,421 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]

Geography of California

Places in California[edit]

Places in California

Environment of California[edit]

Environment of California

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

Counties of California[edit]

The 58 Counties of the state of California

  1. Alameda County, California
  2. Alpine County, California
  3. Amador County, California
  4. Butte County, California
  5. Calaveras County, California
  6. Colusa County, California
  7. Contra Costa County, California
  8. Del Norte County, California
  9. El Dorado County, California
  10. Fresno County, California
  11. Glenn County, California
  12. Humboldt County, California
  13. Imperial County, California
  14. Inyo County, California
  15. Kern County, California
  16. Kings County, California
  17. Lake County, California
  18. Lassen County, California
  19. Los Angeles County, California
  20. Madera County, California
  21. Marin County, California
  22. Mariposa County, California
  23. Mendocino County, California
  24. Merced County, California
  25. Modoc County, California
  26. Mono County, California
  27. Monterey County, California
  28. Napa County, California
  29. Nevada County, California
  30. Orange County, California
  31. Placer County, California
  32. Plumas County, California
  33. Riverside County, California
  34. Sacramento County, California
  35. San Benito County, California
  36. San Bernardino County, California
  37. San Diego County, California
  38. San Francisco
  39. San Joaquin County, California
  40. San Luis Obispo County, California
  41. San Mateo County, California
  42. Santa Barbara County, California
  43. Santa Clara County, California
  44. Santa Cruz County, California
  45. Shasta County, California
  46. Sierra County, California
  47. Siskiyou County, California
  48. Solano County, California
  49. Sonoma County, California
  50. Stanislaus County, California
  51. Sutter County, California
  52. Tehama County, California
  53. Trinity County, California
  54. Tulare County, California
  55. Tuolumne County, California
  56. Ventura County, California
  57. Yolo County, California
  58. Yuba County, California

Municipalities in California[edit]

Municipalities in California

Special Districts of California[edit]

Demography of California[edit]

Geology of California[edit]

Geology of California (general reference)[edit]

Local Geologies of California[edit]

Economic Geology of California[edit]

Geodynamics of California[edit]

Stratigraphy of California[edit]

Physiographic regions of California[edit]

California is part of the North American continent on the American Landmass. Specific physiographic Divisions, Provinces, and Sections of California can be divided as follows;

Government and politics of California[edit]

Politics of California

Branches of the government of California[edit]

Government of California

Executive branch of the government of California[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of California[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of California[edit]

Courts of California

Law and order in California[edit]

Law of California

Military in California[edit]

Local government in California[edit]

Local government in California

History of California[edit]

History of California

History of California, by period[edit]

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]

The arts in California[edit]

Clubs and Societies in California[edit]

Category:Clubs and societies in California

People of California[edit]

People from California

Religion in California[edit]

Category:Religion in California

Sports in California[edit]

Sports in California

Economy and infrastructure of California[edit]

Economy of California

Sectors and Industries

Education in California[edit]

Education in California

See also[edit]


  1. ^ California Government Code Section 420.75 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved Feb. 28, 2011
  2. ^ "State Symbols". California State Library. Archived from the original on 2011-09-02. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts". Archived from the original on 2009-12-28. Retrieved 2011-11-18.
  4. ^ "Table 1: Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places Over 100,000, Ranked by July 1, 2005 Population: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005". 2005 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2006-06-20. Archived from the original (CSV) on January 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-26.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of California