The capital of California is Sacramento. Major cities include Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Everything about California is diverse - the people, the geography, the economy. The state's geography ranges from the Pacific coast to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, to the Mohave Desert areas in the south to the Redwood Douglas fir forests. It has the highest and lowest points in the contiguous US. Its economy ranges from petroleum to agriculture and ranks among the largest ten economies in the world. There is a huge Asian-American population in San Francisco, a large Hispanic population in LA, and has been the most populous state in the US since the 1848 Gold Rush.
Area: 52,419 sq mi (ranks 30th)
Governor: Jerry Brown
Largest cities: Los Angeles