California is the most populous state in the United States, and the third largest by area. California is the second most populous sub-national entity in the Americas, behind only São Paulo, Brazil. It is located on the West Coast of the United States, and is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the northeast, Arizona to the southeast, the Mexican state of Baja California to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Its four largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, and San Francisco. The state is home to the nation's second and sixth largest metropolitan areas as well as eight of the nation's fifty largest cities. California has varied climate and geography and a diverse population.
California is the third-largest U.S. state by land area, after Alaska and Texas. Its geography ranges from the Pacific coast to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, to Mojave desert areas in the southeast and the Redwood–Douglas fir forests of the northwest. The center of the state is dominated by the Central Valley, one of the most productive agricultural areas in the world. California is the most geographically diverse state in the nation, and contains the highest (Mount Whitney) and lowest (Death Valley) points in the contiguous United States.
Beginning in the late 18th century, the area known as Alta California was colonized by the Spanish Empire. In 1821, Mexico, including Alta California, became an independent monarchy, then a republic. In 1846 a group of American settlers in Sonoma declared the independence of a California Republic. As a result of the Mexican-American War, Mexico ceded California to the United States. It became the 31st state admitted to the union on September 9, 1850.
In the 19th century, the California Gold Rush brought about dramatic social, economic, and demographic change in California, with a large influx of people and an economic boom that caused San Francisco to grow from a hamlet of tents to a world-renowned boomtown. Key developments in the early 20th century included the emergence of Los Angeles as center of the American entertainment industry, and the growth of a large, state-wide tourism sector. In addition to California's prosperous agricultural industry, other important contributors to the economy include aerospace, petroleum, and information technology. If California were a country, it would rank among the ten largest economies in the world, with a GDP similar to that of Italy. It would be the 35th most populous country.

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California is one of the states of America. What is important, it is the richest state and there live the largest number of people. The name of the state comes from supposed paradaise, which occupied Amazons. What's more in California is Mediterranean climate with cold, rainny winters and dry summers. Near the seashore creates some fogs. Two important rivers flow over the state: Sacramento and San Joaquin. The majority of residents use english language but there are some people, who uses spanish (about 20 percent). California is well-known in world because of the Hollywood and all stars living there.

Kalifornia jest jednym ze stanów Ameryki. Co ważne, jest najbogatszym stanem i żyje tam najwięcej ludności. Nazwa stanu pochodzi od rzekomego raju, w którym żyły Amazonki. Co więcej w Kalifornii jest śródziemnomorski klimat z zimnymi, deszczowymi zimami i suchymi latami. Blisko wybrzeża kształtują się mgły. Dwie ważne rzeki przepływają przez stan, Sacramento i San Joaquin. Większość obywateli używa języka angielskiego, ale niektórzy hiszpańskiego (około 20%). Kalifornia jest znana w świecie przez Hollywood i gwiazdy tam żyjące.

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