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 U.S. state of California

California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third most extensive (after Alaska and Texas). It is home to the nation's 2nd and 6th largest census statistical areas (Los Angeles metropolitan area and San Francisco Bay Area, respectively), and eight of the nation's fifty most populated cities (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach and Oakland). The capital city is Sacramento.

California's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west, to the Sierra Nevada mountains in the east – from the Redwood–Douglas-fir forests of the northwest, to the Mojave Desert areas in the southeast. The center of the state is dominated by Central Valley, a major agricultural area. California contains both the highest and lowest points in the contiguous United States (Mount Whitney and Death Valley), and has the 3rd longest coastline of all states (after Alaska and Florida). Earthquakes are a common occurrence due to the state's location along the Pacific Ring of Fire: about 37,000 are recorded annually.

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California municipalities (cities, towns)
Acton, California Alameda, California
Anaheim, California Arcata, California
Bakersfield, California
Beaumont, California Berkeley, California Buena Park, California
China Lake, California
Corona, California
Coronado, California
Corte Madera, California
Dana Point, California
Davis, California Denair, California
Dublin, California
East Porterville, California
Encinitas, California
Encino, California
Folsom, California
Fresno, California
Gardena, California
Glendora, California
Hollywood, California
Huntington Beach, California
Irvine, California Isla Vista, California
Ivanpah, California
King City, California
Lancaster, California
Loma Linda, California
Los Alamitos, California
Los Angeles, California Lower Lake, California Manteca, California McCloud, California
McKinleyville, California
Modesto, California
Mountain View, California
Murrieta, California
Oakland, California Oceanside, California
Ojai, California
Oxnard, California
Palm Desert, California
Pico Rivera, California
Pine Valley, California
Rancho Mirage, California
Redlands, California
Red Bluff, California
Richmond, California
Rohnert Park, California
Sacramento, California
Salinas, California Salton City, California
Santa Ana, California Santa Barbara, California
Santa Clara, California
Santa Clarita, California
Santa Cruz, California Santa Monica, California
Santa Paula, California
San Bernardino, California San Bruno, California
San Diego, California San Fernando, California
San Francisco, California San Jose, California
San Marcos, California
San Onofre, California San Rafael, California
Simi Valley, California
Temecula, California
Tracy, California
Central California town of Tres Pinos
Vacaville, California
Victorville, California
Weed, California
West Hollywood, California
Whittier, California
Yuba City, California
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