California is also the third-largest state in the country in terms of land. Texas and Alaska are larger.
Believe it or not, one in eight people you meet from the US lives in California – statistically!
While it’s mainly known as the Golden State, California actually has many names. Some people call it the Grape State as well as the Land of Milk and Honey.
It might be called the Grape State thanks to its huge wine exports! It’s thought that around 17 million gallons of wine leave Cali each year, thanks to over 300,000 tons of grapes grown here.
Disneyland, Anaheim, California
San Francisco is famous for many things, but its cable cars are something very special indeed. They are the only working cable cars in any US city in the modern age, and they were the first National History Landmarks to physically move around!
People are said to have called California home for millennia. However, it was first colonised through expedition around the mid-1500s.
California is also home to the oldest species of pine tree. You’ll find the bristle cone pine out in the Inyo National Forest.
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