With a population of approximately 39,500,000, if you were to meet an American while abroad, there would be a 12.5% chance that they come from California.
With the 5th largest economy in the world, if California were to separate and become it’s own country, it would have a better economy than The United Kingdom.
California became a state on September 9th, 1850.
About 1/4th of all Californians were born outside of the U.S.A.
California is home to 480,000 acres of vineyards and produces 90% of all wine that comes out of the States.
Indigenous tribes have inhabited the state of California for well over 19,000 years.
California is home to Death Valley, the hottest and driest place in the U.S.A.
The first ever McDonald’s Restaurant was opened in San Bernardino in 1940.
California is the only state to have hosted both the Summer (1984) and Winter (1960) Olympics.
California is the largest producer of food in the U.S.A. and the fifth largest supplier of food in the world.
With a capacity of 17,500 people, The Hollywood Bowl is the largest outdoor amphitheater in the world.
It was a massive gold rush in the 1800’s that gave birth to the nickname ‘The Golden State.’
In order to throw a Frisbee on the beach in Los Angeles, you need the permission of the lifeguard on duty.
The fortune cookie was created in California.
Only Alaska and Texas have more land than California.
California is home to 3 of the 10 largest cities in the States: Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose.
There are approximately 500,000 detectable seismic tremors every year in the state of California.