Home > California > States
California State Flag

State of California


California State Map Icon
California State collage of images.

California State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted California as the 31st state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about California.

State Name: California

Abbreviation: CA

Capital of California State: Sacramento

Date of Statehood: September 9, 1850

California State Population: 36,132,147 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Current Weather/Time:

Click for Sacramento, California Forecast

Primary Agriculture: California grows more food than any other state in the country. among these crops are almonds, artichokes, dates, figs, kiwi, raisins, strawberries, walnuts and wine.

Primary Industry: California industries include manufacturing (transportation equipment, machinery, and electronic equipment), agriculture, biotechnology and tourism. Principal natural resources include timber, petroleum, cement and natural gas.

California State Nickname: The Golden State

California State Motto: Eureka

California State Flower:
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)(Legislation of 1903)
Picture of the California Poppy, the official state flower of California.
Enlarge flower

California State Tree: California Redwood (Legislation of 1937)

California State Bird:
California Quail (Callipepla californica)(Legislation of 1931)
Picture of the California+Quail, the official state bird of California.
Enlarge Bird

California State Fish: Golden Trout (Legislation of 1947)

California State Insect: California Dogface Butterfly (Legislation of 1972)

California State Gemstone: Benitoite (Legislation of 1985)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of California.
Enlarge Seal

Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of California.
Enlarge Flag

State Commemorative Quarter: From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of California.
Enlarge Quarter

California State Postage Stamp: From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of California state.
Enlarge Postage Stamp

California State License Plate: Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
Official licens plate of California state.
Enlarge License Plate