California, the most populous state in America, is a study in contrasts. In addition to the major cities along the coast, there are hundreds of mountains and 25 million acres of desert in the state.

Geography of Santa Monica

Santa Monica, California, a city in Los Angeles County. It lies on Santa Monica Bay, about IS miles (24 km) west of downtown Los Angeles.

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  • Geography of California

    Geography of California

    California, a state in the western United States. It is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and Mexico and stretches along the Pacific Ocean for roughly 800 miles (1,300 km). See more »

  • Geography of Los Angeles

    Geography of Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, California, the largest city in the state and, since 1982, the second most populous in the United States, after New York City. See more »

  • Geography of San Diego

    Geography of San Diego

    San Diego, California, the state's second largest city and the seat of San Diego County. See more »

  • Geography of San Francisco

    Geography of San Francisco

    San Francisco, California, the fourth most populous city in the state. It occupies all of San Francisco County. See more »

  • Geography of Long Beach

    Geography of Long Beach

    Long Beach, California, a city in Los Angeles County. It is on San Pedro Bay, adjoining the southernmost part of Los Angeles. See more »

  • Geography of Sacramento

    Geography of Sacramento

    Sacramento, California, the state capital and the seat of Sacramento County. It is situated on the east bank of the Sacramento River, some 80 miles (130 km) northeast of San Francisco. See more »

  • Geography of San Jose

    Geography of San Jose

    San Jose, California, the seat of Santa Clara County. The city lies near the southern end of San Francisco Bay in the broad Santa Clara Valley. See more »

  • Geography of Alameda

    Geography of Alameda

    Alameda, California, a city in Alameda County. It occupies an island and a tip of a peninsula, called Bay Farm, in San Francisco Bay. See more »

  • Geography of Alhambra

    Geography of Alhambra

    Alhambra, California, a city in Los Angeles County, about seven miles (11 km) east-northeast of downtown Los Angeles. See more »

  • Geography of Anaheim

    Geography of Anaheim

    Anaheim, California, a city in Orange County. It is 23 miles (37 km) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. See more »

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