Thursday, April 7

Facts about California

California Facts 

Learn facts about California for kids.

Let's learn all about the states in the United States. I want to share the facts with you! I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week, we posted about Arkansas. This week, we are posting facts about California. You will learn about California's state flag, bird, and other facts.

Did you know that California was the 31st state to join the union? Yep, that's right. California officially joined the union on September 9, 1850! California is located in the Western region of the United States and is bordered by three (3) other states: Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon. California is the third (3rd) largest state in the United States. About 39,538,220 people live in California. That is a lot of people!!


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Facts about California:

1. California is known for its beautiful beaches, Hollywood, and surfing. Its nickname is The Golden State. The state motto is Eureka, which means I have found it (gold). The abbreviation for California is CA.

2. Sacramento is the capital of California. It officially became the capital in 1854 and has a population of around 500,930.

3. The California state bird is the California quail, which is blackish-gray brown with white streaks.

4. The official California flower is the California poppy. It grows wild in some fields and turns the fields into beautiful golden colors. The California poppy is a bright orange-yellow in color. It is beautiful!

5. The California state flag became official on February 3, 1911. It features a grizzly bear, which represents strength, and one red star, which symbolizes sovereignty/freedom. The single red stripe on the bottom of the flag stands for courage, and the white color on the flag stands for purity.

6. Some crops grown in California are almonds, avocados, grapes, garlic, oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, and walnuts.

7. The California National Parks, Disneyland, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Hollywood are some places to visit in California.

8. California grizzly bears, cougars, coyotes, hawks, skunks, squirrels, and whales are some of the animals that live there.

9. California can get very hot and cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature recorded in California was 134 degrees Fahrenheit in Death Valley, California, on July 10, 1913. The coldest temperature ever recorded in California was -45 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees below zero) in Boca, California, on January 20, 1937.


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Get your free printable California worksheet here:

 California worksheet

Visit my printables section for a wide selection of worksheets and coloring sheets!



Books about California:

1. California by Lauren Newman

2. Welcome to California by Asa Gilland

3. C is for California: by Trish Madson

4. Good Night California by Adam Gamble

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

You can Click here to purchase the 50 States workbook on Amazon.

You can also use the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the posts from all 50 states in one convenient place. 



Tune in next week to learn some cool facts about Colorado! Thank you for reading my post!! "Don't have a good day; have a GREAT day!" -Free Guy the movie.

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