Nicknamed The Golden State, California is the most populous state in the US. The capital city of California is Sacramento.
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is the most populous US state and the third-largest by land area (after Alaska and Texas). The state's local government is divided into 58 counties and 481 incorporated cities and towns, of which 459 are cities and 22 are towns. California has the largest economy in the United States. If California's economic size were measured by itself to other countries, it would rank the 7th largest economy in the world. In 2010, there were more than 663,000 millionaires in the state, more than any other state in the nation.
California holds two of the top-ten most populous cities: Los Angeles and San Diego.
Los Angeles lays claim to the world's largest outdoor amphitheater, the Hollywood Bowl.
Fresno, in Central California, proclaims itself the Raisin Capital of the World.
In Sacramento , the California State Railroad Museum is the largest museum of its kind in North America .
Castroville is known as the Artichoke Capital of the World.
Fallbrook is known as the Avocado Capital of the World and hosts an annual Avocado Festival. More avocados are grown in the region than any other county in the nation.
San Francisco is home to the Pez Memorabilia Museum and the American Antique Slot Machine Museum.
Berkeley was the first city in America to mail education pamphlets on AIDS to every household in the city.