As of July 2011, California had 482 incorporated cities, with 121 charter cities and 361 general law cities. Three counties lack any incorporated areas whatsoever, including Alpine, Mariposa and Trinity counties. Of the 482 cities, 439 gained population in 2014.
The state's population is approximately 38.3 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 estimate. As of 2014, Los Angeles is the most populous city with nearly 4 million residents. Los Angeles gained nearly 38,000 residents in 2013. San Diego is the second-largest urban area, followed by San Jose.
As of 2014, the fastest-growing region is the San Francisco Bay area. Santa Clara and Alameda counties grew at a rate of approximately 1.5 percent.Learn More
The California state motto is "Eureka," which means "I found it." California's chosen motto refers to the discovery of gold in the state's early history. The motto also appears on the California State Seal.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the Oakland Zoo is situated in Knowland Park, a 525-acre plot located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580 in Oakland, California. The Oakland Zoo features over 660 domestic and exotic animal species.Full Answer >
According to the United States Census Bureau, the approximate population of California in 2013 was 38,041,430. This was a 2.1 percent increase from the last census in 2010.Full Answer >
California was named by the Spanish following its discovery by Hernan Cortes, but there are two possible origins for its name. One theory says that the name comes from a few descriptive words in Catalan, and the other says that they came from the name of the mythical land of Queen Califa.Full Answer >