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
Capital of California State: Sacramento
Date of Statehood: September 9, 1850
California State Population: 36,132,147 (US Census 2005 estimate)
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)
California State Tree: California Redwood (Legislation of 1937)
California State Bird:
California Quail (Callipepla californica)(Legislation of 1931)
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 Flag:
California State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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