California is the most populous state in the United States, with over 39.5 million residents. This means it is significantly more populous than any other US state, and its population is continuing to rise rapidly.
California is the third-largest state in the United States, both in terms of population and land area. It is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, and has a wide variety of geographic features including mountains, forests, deserts and beaches. The largest cities in California are Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose. California also has a diverse culture which includes influences from Native American traditions, Spanish colonization, Mexican heritage and more recent waves of immigration.