Total Area
163,707 square miles

Land Area
155,973 square miles

Water Area
7,734 square miles

840 miles

3,427 miles

Geographic Center
38 miles east of Madera

Border States
Arizona, Nevada, Oregon

Highest Point
14,494 feet, Mount Whitney

Lowest Point
Death Valley, 282 feet below sea level

Vegetables, fruits and nuts, dairy products, cattle, nursery stock, grapes

Electronics/computer, aerospace, film production, food processing, petroleum, tourism

Capital City

Largest Cities
Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Long Beach, Fresno, Sacramento, Oakland, Santa Ana, Anaheim

Area Codes
209, 213, 310, 323, 408, 415, 510, 530, 559, 562, 619, 626, 650, 661, 707, 714, 760, 805, 818, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925, 949

September 9, 1850

State Nickname
Golden State

State Motto
Eureka! (I found it!)

State Song
I love you, California

State Bird
California Valley Quail

State Flower
California Poppy

State Tree
California Redwood

State Gemstone

San Diego County

Population       3,347,270
Area                 4,281 square miles
Elevation         Sea level to 6,500 feet
Established      February 18, 1850

San Diego County is the most southern of California’s counties. This vast area stretching 65 miles north to south and 86 miles east to west is comparable in size to the State of Connecticut. The county borders Orange, Riverside, and Imperial counties to the north and east. To the south lies Baja, California. The City of San Diego is 125 miles south of Los Angeles and 500 miles south of San Francisco. San Diego County’s terrain varies from 70 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline in the west to the arid regions of the Anza-Borrego Desert, which forms the eastern third of the county. The Laguna Mountains establish a natural east-west division

Excelling in livability, San Diego’s maintains an efficient infrastructure with outstanding transportation facilities. The average commuting time is just 20 minutes, and every city and county community is within a 45-minute drive from San Diego International Airport. This rapidly growing region south of Metropolitan Los Angles is assuming a position of leadership and power as one of the largest cities in the nation.

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