Los Angeles (LA) is the second-most populous city in the United States of America, and its importance to the nation’s economy, politics, and culture cannot be denied.
The State of California is the most populous state in America. The state has a GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of over $2 trillion (the 8 or 9th largest economy in the world - larger than Canada, Mexico and several other countries), and it's mainly known for its top industries: agriculture, technology, manufacturing, and entertainment. Some notable attractions are Disneyland and Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles with its Walk of Fame.
Although high taxation and a lot of "red tape" over the last few years has driven some people to migrate to other tax-free states such as Florida and Texas, California is still a great place to live, work and do business. It is also one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
1. California has more people than Canada and many other countries, with a population of over 39,538,223 as of 2021.
2. The state covers an area of 163,696 square miles.
3. California is bordered by Oregon to the north; Nevada and Arizona to the east; Mexico to the south; and Utah to the west.
4. The capital city of the state is Sacramento.
5. The highest point in California is Mount Whitney famous for its clear weather conditions and stunning views of Mount Shasta, Los Angeles and other cities in the region.
6. Most of the land in California is desert or semi-arid, making water a precious resource.
7. As far as politics are concerned, the state of California is democratic and always votes blue.
8. The state produces the most avocados in North America. It also produces grapes, kiwi, nectarines, peaches, raspberries, strawberries and other fruits.
9. California is known for having many beautiful beaches in almost all its counties. It is also famous for having beautiful weather, and palm trees.
10. The state is home to Los Angeles, the second-largest city in the United States. The second-largest city in California is San Diego.
11. Here are some of the states' nicknames: the Land of Milk and Honey, the El Dorado State, the Golden State, the Sunshine State, the Grape State.
12. California has a large population of people of Asian descent. Of these, nearly 37% are of Chinese, Filipino and Japanese origins. There are also a lot of Mexicans living in the state.
13. The state is home to over 35 ethnic groups speaking more than 100 languages such as Korean, Tagalog (Philippine), Korean and Japanese spoken in southern California.
14. The vast majority of people speak English while well over 150 languages are spoken.
15. California is home to the Pacific Ocean, the Great Basin Desert, Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, Channel Islands National Park, Death Valley National Park and Sequoia National Park.