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California is a state on the West (Pacific) coast of the contiguous United States. It is the 3rd largest state in area, and the largest in population.
With a population of over 33 million, California contains many towns and cities. The best known of these are Los Angeles (which has the largest populaton of any city in the state, and 2nd largest in the United States), San Francisco and San Diego. Other well-known cities include Sacramento (the state capital), Alameda, Anaheim, Bakersfield, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Carlsbad, Claremont, Compton, Cupertino, Fresno, Hollywood, Irvine, Long Beach, Malibu, Monterey, Newport Beach, Oakland, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Pasadena, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Sunnyvale and Vallejo.
There are so many attractions in California that it's difficult to pick out a few favorites, but nevertheless we've attempted it. Here are 10 points of interest that you'll want to see when visiting the state:
Sports teams in California include the Anaheim Ducks (ice hockey in the NHL) in Anaheim, Bakersfield Blae (California League baseball) in Bakersfield, California Victory (USL-1 soccer) in San Francisco, Chivas USA (Major League Soccer) in Carson, the Fresno Grilies (Pacific Coast League baseball) in Fresno, the Golden State Warriors (National Basketball Association) in Oakland, the High Desert Mavericks (California League baseball) in Adelanto, the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino (California League baseball) in San Bernardino, Lake Elsinore Storm (California League baseball) in Lake Elsinore, the Lancaster JetHawks (California League baseball) in Lancaster, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Major League Baseball) in Anaheim, the Los Angeles Clippers (National Basketball Association) in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Dodgers (Major League Baseball) in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Galaxy (Major League Soccer) in Carson, the Los Angeles Kings (ice hockey in the NHL) in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Lakers (National Basketball Association) in Los Angeles, the Modesto Nuts (California League baseball) in Modesto, the Oakland Athletics (Major League Baseball) in Oakland, the Oakland Raiders (American football in the NFL) in Oakland, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (California League baseball) in Rancho Cucamonga, the Sacramento Kings (National Basketball Association) in Sacramento, the Sacramento River Cats (Pacific Coast League baseball) in West Sacramento, the San Diego Chargers (American football in the NFL) in San Diego, the San Diego Padres (Major League Baseball) in San Diego, the San Francisco 49ers (American football in the NFL) in San Francisco, the San Francisco Giants (Major League Baseball) in San Francisco, the San Jose Giants (California League baseball) in San Jose, the San Jose Sharks (ice hockey in the NHL) in San Jose, the Stockton Ports (California League baseball) in Stockton, and the Visalia Oaks (California League baseball) in Visalia.
Important education institutions in California include California Institute of Technology (in Pasadena), San José State University ("SJSU") (in San Jose), Stanford University (in Stanford), the University of California, Berkeley ("UC Berkeley") (in Berkeley), the University of California, Davis ("UC Davis") (in Davis), the University of California, Irvine ("UC Irvine") (in Irvine), the University of California, Los Angeles ("UCLA") (in Los Angeles), the University of California, Merced ("UC Merced") (in Merced), the University of California, Riverside ("UCR" or "UC Riverside") (in Riverside), the University of California, San Diego ("UCSD") (in San Diego), the University of California, San Francisco ("UCSF") (in San Francisco), the University of California, Santa ("UCSC") (in Santa Cruz), the University of California, Santa Barbara ("UCSB") (in Santa Barbara), the University of San Francisco (in San Francisco) and the University of Southern California (in Los Angeles).
California has a strong economy that encompasses many diverse industries, but is particularly known for its leading computer, software and electronics industries. Some of the major companies headquartered in California are Adobe Systems (in San Jose), Apple (in Cupertino), Cisco Systems (in San Jose), Google (in Mountain View), Hewlett-Packard (in Palo Alto), Intel Corporation (in Santa Clara), Oracle Corporation (in Redwood City), Silicon Graphics (in Sunnyvale), Sun Microsystems (in Santa Clara), Advanced Micro Devices (in Sunnyvale), Agilent Technologies (in Santa Clara), Autodesk (in San Rafael), Chevron (in San Ramon), Compuer Sciences (in El Segundo), Countrywide Financial (in Calabasas), eBay (in San Jose), Electronic Arts (in Redwood City), Gap (in San Francisco), Gateway, Inc. (in Irvine), Ingram Micro (in Santa Ana), Intuit (in Mountain View), Mag Instrument, Inc. (in Ontario), McAfee (in Santa Clara), McKesson Corporation (in San Francisco), National Semiconductor (in Santa Clara), Network Appliance, Inc. (in Sunnyvale), Northrop Grumman (in Los Angeles), Occidental Petroleum (in Los Angeles), Palm (in Sunnyvale), Paramount Pictures (in Los Angeles), Qualcomm (in San Diego), Safeway (in Pleasanton), Seagate Technology (in Scotts Valley), Symantec (in Cupertino), Taco Bell (in Irvine), VeriSign (in Mountain View), Visa International (in San Francisco) and Yahoo! (in Sunnyvale).
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