Map of California, CA Map, Geography & Facts

Explore Map of California - a Golden State, the most populous and the third-largest U.S. state by area. It covers a total area of 163,696 sq mi (423,970 square kilometers). It is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona on its three sides, the Pacific Ocean forms its western border, the state has 58 political subdivisions or counties.

Map of California with Cities, Road, River & Highways

About Map of California

The California Map provides a comprehensive overview on the exact geographical location, heterogeneous topography, and political divisions of the state. California is located on the southwestern part of the United States of America (USA). It is the 3rd biggest state in the country. California is the most populous U.S. state, It has a population of 39,512,223 as of 2019 U.S. Census Bureau Facts.

The State of California is the third-largest by area, covers total area of about 163,696 square miles. The land area of the state is 155,959 sq mi and total water area of the state is 7,737 sq mi. The state is surrounded by Oregon on its northern border, by Nevada on its eastern border, by Arizona on its southeastern border, by Baja California Norte of the Mexican State on its southern border, and by the Pacific Ocean on its western border. Politically, the state is subdivided into 58 counties for administrative convenience and each county is efficiently administered by the respective county seats.

The California State Map points out the important cities of the state. It helps you clearly locate Sacramento, the capital of the state. Several lakes and rivers flow through the State of California. The state falls under the watershed area of the Pacific Ocean.

Some of the prominent rivers that you can locate on a map of California are as follows:

San Joaquin, Eel, Salinas, Smith, Klamath, Salmon, Scott, Copper Creek, Shasta, Lost, Mad, Mattole, Sacramento

Mono, Tulare, Clear, Owens, Havasu, and Tahoe are few of the important lakes of the state.

Interstates Highways in California

I-5, I-5E, I-5W, I-7, I-8, I-9, I-10, I-15, I-15E, I-15W, I-40, I-80, I-105, I-105, I-110, I-110, I-180, I-205, I-210, I-215, I-238, I-280, I-305, I-380, I-405, I-480, I-505, I-580, I-605, I-680, I-710, I-780, I-805, I-880, I-905, I-980

California State Facts

State NameCalifornia
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Capital CitySacramento
Lagest cityLos Angeles
AbbreviationCA, Calif., Cali., US-CA
Joined the UnionSeptember 9, 1850 (31st)
NicknameThe Golden State
area163,696 sq mi (423,970 km2)
TimezoneUTC-08:00
Population (2020 Census)39,538,223 (1st)
Highest PointMount Whitney
Lowest PointDeath Valley
Official Websitewww.ca.gov

Regions of California

Coastal CaliforniaNorthern CaliforniaCentral CaliforniaSouthern CaliforniaEastern California
North CoastCascade RangeGreater SacramentoSouth CoastCentral Sierra
Greater Bay AreaKlamath MountainsSan Joaquin ValleyGreater Los AngelesInland Empire
Central CoastNorth CoastSacramento-San Joaquin River DeltaChannel Islands 
South CoastGreater SacramentoCentral CoastInland Empire 
Greater Los AngelesSacramento-San Joaquin River Delta Southern Border Region 
Greater San DiegoCentral California Greater San Diego-Tijuana 
Channel IslandsGreater Bay Area Greater El Centro 
 Northern Sierra  

Major Cities in California:

  • California holds two of the top-ten most populous cities: Los Angeles and San Diego.
  • Los Angeles lays claim to the world's largest outdoor amphitheater, the Hollywood Bowl.
  • Fresno, in Central California, proclaims itself the Raisin Capital of the World.
  • In Sacramento , the California State Railroad Museum is the largest museum of its kind in North America.
  • Castroville is the Artichoke Capital of the World.
  • San Francisco is home to the Pez Memorabilia Museum and the American Antique Slot Machine Museum.
  • Berkeley was the first city in America to mail education pamphlets on AIDS to every household in the city.
  • Top 20 Largest Cities in California (by Population)

    This is list of top 20 largest cities in California with populations above 100,000 as of 2020 census. California has 460 cities and 22 are towns.

    RankNameCountyPopulation
    1Los AngelesLos Angeles3,898,747
    2San DiegoSan Diego1,386,932
    3San JoseSanta Clara1,013,240
    4San FranciscoSan Francisco873,965
    5FresnoFresno542,107
    6SacramentoSacramento524,943
    7Long BeachLos Angeles466,742
    8OaklandAlameda440,646
    9BakersfieldKern403,455
    10AnaheimOrange346,824
    11StocktonSan Joaquin320,804
    12RiversideRiverside314,998
    13Santa AnaOrange310,227
    14IrvineOrange307,670
    15Chula VistaSan Diego275,487
    16FremontAlameda230,504
    17Santa ClaritaLos Angeles228,673
    18San BernardinoSan Bernardino222,101
    19ModestoStanislaus218,464
    20Moreno ValleyRiverside208,634

    List of Counties in California

    There are 58 counties in the U.S. state of California that is home to more than 39 million people. San Bernardino County is the largest county and Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the california, United States.

    Alameda CountyKings CountyPlacer CountyShasta County
    Alpine CountyLake CountyPlumas CountySierra County
    Amador CountyLassen CountyRiverside CountySiskiyou County
    Butte CountyLos Angeles CountySacramento CountySolano County
    Calaveras CountyMadera CountySan Benito CountySonoma County
    Colusa CountyMarin CountySan Bernardino CountyStanislaus County
    Contra Costa CountyMariposa CountySan Diego CountySutter County
    Del Norte CountyMendocino CountySan FranciscoTehama County
    El Dorado CountyMerced CountySan Joaquin CountyTrinity County
    Fresno CountyModoc CountySan Luis Obispo CountyTulare County
    Glenn CountyMono CountySan Mateo CountyTuolumne County
    Humboldt CountyMonterey CountySanta Barbara CountyVentura County
    Imperial CountyNapa CountySanta Clara CountyYolo County
    Inyo CountyNevada CountySanta Cruz CountyYuba County
    Kern CountyOrange County 

    Best Places to Visit in California

    Best Places to Visit in California are Yosemite, San Francisco, San Diego, Lake Tahoe, Monterey, Big Sur, Napa Valley, Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Fresno, Santa Catalina Island, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Death Valley, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Long Beach, Oakland and many more. This is list best things to do in California.

    Yosemite National ParkThe GettyGolden Gate ParkLEGOLAND California
    Joshua Tree National ParkGriffith ObservatoryCalifornia Academy of SciencesPIER 39
    Disneyland ParkLassen Volcanic National ParkChannel Islands National ParkGriffith Park
    Golden Gate BridgeDisney California Adventure ParkKings Canyon National ParkSan Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sequoia National ParkUniversal Studios HollywoodPinnacles National ParkSix Flags Magic Mountain
    Alcatraz IslandRedwood National and State ParksYosemite FallsHollywood Walk of Fame
    San Diego ZooSan Francisco Museum of ModernPalisades TahoeThe Palace Of Fine Arts
    Los Angeles County Museum of ArtKnott's Berry FarmHeavenly Mountain Resort - CaliforniaFerry Building
    Disneyland ResortMonterey Bay AquariumThe Queen MaryUSS Midway Museum
    Santa Monica PierHotel del Coronado, Curio Collection bySeaWorld San DiegoSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    Balboa ParkHollywood SignMuir Woods National MonumentUniversal CityWalk Hollywood
    Edited by: Siddhi | Updated On: April 16, 2022