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Science In Your Backyard: California


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California State Facts

Image of California with a star pinpointing the location of the capital.
Locations on image are approximate

Capital: Sacramento(Star shaped icon located on map pinpointing capital.)
Land Area: 155,959 sq. miles
(source: 2010 Census)
Population: 37,253,956
(source: 2010 Census estimate)
Highest Point:
Mt. Whitney at 14,494 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Inyo-Tulare
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Lowest Point:
Death Valley at -282 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Inyo
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)
Geographic Center:
Located in Madera County approx. 38 miles east of Madera
(source: U.S. Geological Survey)


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