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California was the 31st state to join the United States of America. California officially joined on September 9th, 1850. The capital city is Sacramento, but other notable cities include Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.

Here are some official state symbols to help you get to know California better.

  • State Nickname - "The Golden State"
  • State Tree - Redwood
  • State Flower- California Poppy
  • State Bird- California Valley Quail
  • State Reptile - Desert Tortoise
  • State Insect - California Dog-face Butterfly

Car Rental California

Did you know that California is the third biggest state in the USA? At 163,707 square miles, only Alaska and Texas are bigger. Not only is California the third biggest state, there is plenty to do. Rent a car so you can see everything from Disneyland to Hollywood to Beverly Hills!