State AbbreviationCA
StatehoodSeptember 9, 1850
State CapitalSacramento
State SizeTotal (Land + Water): 163,696 sq miles; Land Only: 155,959 sq miles
Number of Counties58
State Population (2010)37253956
Electoral Votes55
State Quarter Issue Date38383
State MottoEureka (I have found it)
State FlowerGolden poppy
State BirdCalifornia Valley Quail
NicknameGolden State
Area Codes209, 213, 310, 323, 341, 369, 408, 415, 424, 442, 510, 530, 559, 562, 619, 626, 627, 628
650, 657, 661, 669, 707, 714, 747, 752, 760, 764, 805, 818, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925, 935, 949, 951
Top 5 Cities (2010 population)Los Angeles (3,792,621)
San Diego (1,307,402)
San Jose (945,942)
San Francisco (805,235)
Fresno (494,665)
Major Sports TeamsMLB: Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Oakland A’s
NFL: San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders
NBA: Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings
NHL: Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks
Federal PrisonsUnited States Penitentiary, Atwater
United States Penitentiary, Lompoc
United States Penitentiary, Victorville
Federal Correctional InstitutionsFederal Correctional Institution, Dublin
Federal Correctional Institution, Herlong
Federal Correctional Institution, Lompoc
Federal Correctional Institution, Mendota
Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island
Federal Correctional Institution, Victorville
Federal Correctional ComplexesFederal Correctional Complex, Lompoc
State PrisonsAvenal State Prison (ASP)
California Correctional Center (CCC)
California Correctional Institution (CCI)
California Institution for Men (CIM)
California Health Care Facility (CHCF)
California Institution for Women (CIW)
California Medical Facility (CMF)
California Men’s Colony (CMC)
California Rehabilitation Center (CRC)
California State Prison, Centinela (CEN)
California State Prison, Corcoran (COR)
California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC)
California State Prison, Sacramento (SAC)
California State Prison, Solano (SOL)
California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran(SATF)
Calipatria State Prison (CAL)
Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF)
Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP)
Correctional Training Facility (CTF)
Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI)
Folsom State Prison (FSP)
High Desert State Prison (HDSP)
Ironwood State Prison (ISP)
Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP)
Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP)
North Kern State Prison (NKSP)
Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP)
Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP)
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD)
Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP)
San Quentin State Prison (SQ)
Sierra Conservation Center (SCC)
Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW)
Wasco State Prison – Reception Center (WSP)

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