Facts and Figures
Statehood September 9, 1850 (31st state)
Nickname Golden State
Motto Eureka, "I have found it"
Bird California Valley Quail
Flower Golden Poppy
Song "I Love You, California"
Area 163,707 sq miles
Coastline - Shoreline 840 miles - 3,428 miles
Number of Counties 58
Highest Point Mt. Whitney, 14,494 ft
Lowest Point Death Valley, -282 ft