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State of California

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Facts about California

  • The State of California is the 31st U.S. state.
  • California received statehood on September 9, 1850.
  • California's state capital is Sacramento.
  • California's state postal abbreviation is CA.

California's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: California Quail
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Callipepla californica

  • Official State Flower: California poppy
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Eschscholzia californica
  • Year: 1903

  • Official State Motto: Eureka
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation: I have found it

  • Official State Song: I love you, California

  • Official State Tree: California redwood
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Sequoia giganteum, Sequoia sempervirens
  • Year: 1937/1953

California's Sports

MLB - Major League Baseball Teams MLS - Major League Soccer Teams NBA - National Basketball Association Teams NFL - National Football League Teams NHL - National Hockey League Teams WNBA - Womens National Basketball Association Teams

California's State Government and Public Safety


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