California - located on the west coast of the Pacific Ocean. Bordered by Oregon (at the north), Nevada (at the east) and Arizona (at the south-east), and by Mexican state of Baja California (south). California - was founded on Sept. 9, 1850. Before that, at different times California was belongs to Spain and Mexico. California - the most populous state and the third area (after Alaska and Texas). The Capital - Sacramento's, the largest city is Los Angeles. Other large cities: San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose. The staff is known for its varied climate, colorful composition of the population. California take first place among U.S. states in terms of gross domestic product. Most important branches of the state's economy - agriculture, aerospace industry, mining and processing of oil and information technology.