California is the most populous state in the United
States, and the third largest by area.
California is the second most populous sub-national entity in the Americas, behind only São Paulo,
It is located on the West Coast of the United States,
and is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada
to the northeast, Arizona to the
southeast, the Mexican state of Baja California to
the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Its four largest cities are Los Angeles, San
Diego, San Jose, and San Francisco.
The state is home to the nation's second and sixth
largest metropolitan areas as well as eight of
the nation's fifty largest cities. It is known
for its varied climate and geography, as well
as its diverse