1. California is also known as ‘Golden State’.
2. Every 8th American lives in California.
3. Sacramento is the capital of California.
4. California ranks first in the US in terms of population – almost 40 million inhabitants.
5. In 1955, California was hit by a green snowfall.
6. California produces 75 percent of the world’s almond harvest.
7. California is the third largest state in the US.
8. California is divided into 58 districts.
9. In 1848, after gold was discovered nearby, the population of San Francisco grew from 300 to 25,000 in two years.
10. Approximately 5% of the US population are Jews and many immigrants from the former USSR.
11. The US automotive market is number one in the world, the automobile market in California is number one in the US. All world brands have their own design centers here.
12. California ranks first in the US for the production of agricultural products, turkeys, strawberries.
13. California produces 100 percent of American almonds.
14. Almost the entire population of California lives on a narrow strip along the ocean, all the rest is an uninhabitable desert.
15. In California, it is forbidden to eat oranges during bathing.
16. If California was an independent state, it would take the 7th place in the world in terms of the size of the economy.
17. In California, grows the tallest tree – sequoia evergreen, whose height is 111m.
18. If you buy a car in California then you drive without numbers until they are sent to your number by mail. Previously, it was 6 months, which was used by Steve Jobs.
19. the highest number of Armenians live in one place outside Armenia is in California.
20. California is the fourth leading wine producer in the world, after Italy, France, and Spain.
21. In the year 1960, California hosted Winter Olympics, which took place in the ski resort of Squaw Valley, and in 1932 and 1984 – hosted Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
22. 20.7 million people visit the wine regions of California every year.
23. In the last decade, the population of California has increased by more than four million people.
24. In the high mountain range of Sierra Nevada, in summer you can see watermelon snow. The pink color is due to algae.
25. In the winter of 1937 in California, near the border with Nevada -47degrees Celsius temperature was recorded.
26. Vineyards in California provide an opportunity to produce more than 64 million liters of wine per year.
27. Fresno, the city of California is the unofficial capital of raisins, in it and its surroundings about 60% of the world’s dried grape are produced.
28. Because of the high cost of living, taxes and other reasons, in past 20 years, 3.5 million middle and rich classes people left California.
29. 526,000 acres of area is occupied by wine grape in California, it is only 1% of the total state territory.
30. In California, there are extremely high fines for violations of road rules.
31. 15% of the population of California are people from Asia – more than in any other state.
32. Anza Borrego desert state park is the largest park in California and the second largest in the US.
33. In the second half of the 19th century, many fishermen in San Francisco sang arias from Italian operas to warn each other of their location in the fog.
34. About 8 percent of California residents are vegetarians.
35. California ranks first in the US in terms of taxation.
36. California ranks 1st in the US in terms of the percentage and number of people officially living below the poverty line – 23 percent.
37. 25% of California’s population was born outside the United States.
38. The state of California is prone to earthquakes.
39. In Blythe, city of California, you cannot wear cowboy boots if you don’t own at least two cows.
40. The tax on gasoline is very high. Gasoline in California is third highest expensive in the US.
41. The city Anaheim, located in Orange County, California, is home to one of Disneyland’s theme parks.
42. White mountains, towering in the east of the central part of California, is considered to be the birthplace of the oldest trees in the world.
43. Death Valley is considered to be hottest and driest place in America.
44. The California climate varies from the Mediterranean to the subarctic.
45. In the city of Pacific Groove, you can be fined $ 1,000 for molesting butterflies.
46. California was colonized by the Spaniards in the late 18th century.
47. On average, on the streets of Los Angeles, about 50 films and TV programs are shot every day.
48. September 9, 1850, California became the 31st US State.
49. The highways of California are ranked the worst in the nation.
50. California is home to the very famous universities like Stanford University, California Institute of Technology, University of Southern California and many more.
51. In San Francisco, in August 1966, the last official Beatles concert took place in history.
52. In California, there are the highest (Mt. Whitney), and the lowest (Death Valley) points of the North America continent.
53. California has the Golden Gate Bridge, which connects the Bay of San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean.
54. California is also the highest milk producing state in the US.
55. Alcatraz Island, located in the center of San Francisco Bay in California, is a popular historical site. Previously, it was a military fortification, and for some time also a military and federal prison.
56. The total avocado production from the US, about 90% avocado comes from California.
57. The United Nations was founded in San Francisco.
58. The first McDonald was opened in California.
59. The largest cities in California are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco.
60. US hosted FIFA World Cup in 1994 California was one of the venues for the matches.