California State
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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

Abbreviation:
CA

Capital:
Sacramento

Date of Statehood:
September 9, 1850

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.

Nickname:
The Golden State

Motto:
Eureka

Flower:
California Poppy (Legislation of 1903)
Picture of the California Poppy, the official state flower of California.

Tree:
California Redwood (Legislation of 1937)

Bird:
California Quail (Legislation of 1931)
Picture of the California+Quail, the official state bird of California.
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Fish:
Golden Trout (Legislation of 1947)

Insect:
California Dogface Butterfly (Legislation of 1972)

Gemstone:
Benitoite (Legislation of 1985)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of California.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of California.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of California.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of California state.
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