California is a state in the United States, located on the Pacific coast. It is bordered by the state of Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, Arizona to the southeast, and Mexico to the south. It is the third largest state with a total land area of 163,696 sq miles (423,970 km²). It's largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, and San Francisco. It is the most populous US state, with a population of 36,553,215 (more than all of Canada!).
California was originally colonized by the Spanish in the 18th century, later to become part of Mexico. But California was lost to the United States in the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848.
Here are some printable maps of California that you may find useful for your school project, etc.
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