California State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted California as the 31st state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about California.
Date of Statehood:
September 9, 1850
36,132,147 (US Census 2005 estimate)
California grows more food than any other state in the country. among these crops are almonds, artichokes, dates, figs, kiwi, raisins, strawberries, walnuts and wine.
California industries include manufacturing (transportation equipment, machinery, and electronic equipment), agriculture, biotechnology and tourism. Principal natural resources include timber, petroleum, cement and natural gas.
The Golden State
California Poppy (Legislation of 1903)
California Redwood (Legislation of 1937)
California Quail (Legislation of 1931)
Golden Trout (Legislation of 1947)
California Dogface Butterfly (Legislation of 1972)
Benitoite (Legislation of 1985)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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