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a port in and the capital of California, in the central part, on the Sacramento River.
a river flowing S from N California to San Francisco Bay. 382 miles (615 km) long.
a state in the W United States, on the Pacific coast. 158,693 sq. mi. (411,015 sq. km).
Capital: Sacramento.
Abbreviation: CA (for use with zip code), Cal., Calif.
Gulf of, an arm of the Pacific Ocean, extending NW between the coast of W Mexico and the peninsula of Baja California. About 750 miles (1207 km) long; 62,600 sq. mi. (162,100 sq. km).
an inland port in N central California, capital of the state at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers: became a boom town in the gold rush of the 1850s. Pop: 445 335 (2003 est)
a river in N California, flowing generally south to San Francisco Bay. Length: 615 km (382 miles)
a state on the W coast of the US: the third largest state in area and the largest in population; consists of a narrow, warm coastal plain rising to the Coast Range, deserts in the south, the fertile central valleys of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, and the mountains of the Sierra Nevada in the east; major industries include the growing of citrus fruits and grapes, fishing, oil production, electronics, information technology, and films. Capital: Sacramento. Pop: 35 484 453 (2003 est). Area: 411 015 sq km (158 693 sq miles) Abbreviation Cal., Calif., (with zip code) CA
Gulf of California, an arm of the Pacific Ocean, between Sonora and Lower California

Sacramento definition

The capital of California, located in the northern part of the state.

California definition

State in the Far West bordered by Oregon to the north; Nevada and Arizona to the east; Baja California, Mexico, to the south; and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Its capital is Sacramento, and its largest city is Los Angeles.

Note: During the California gold rush tens of thousands of people poured into California in search of gold. It is sometimes called the “Golden State.” (See forty-niners.)

Note: California is the most populous state. It is known for its earthquakes, high-tech industries (see Silicon Valley), and agriculture.

Note: The state is famous for all the fads and ideas that originate there, many of which are considered strange or eccentric.


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