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California Journal


Statehood: September 9, 1850 (31st state)
Capital: Sacramento

Population: 33,147,000
Nickname: Golden State
Motto: Eureka, "I have found it"
Bird: California Valley Quail
Flower: Golden Poppy
Song: "I Love You, California"
Area: 163,707 sq miles
Coastline: Shoreline 840 miles - 3,428 miles
Number of Counties: 58
Highest Point: Mt. Whitney, 14,494 ft
Lowest Point: Death Valley, -282 ft