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California’s three main geographic (and economic) zones are a temperate, hilly coastal region; a huge, flat Central Valley; and a ridge of high mountains, the Sierras, along the eastern edge (Se Geology). Most of its thirty-nine million inhabitants live near the coast, in the urban San Francisco Bay area in the north and the Los Angeles area in the south. If it were a country, California would have the sixth largest economy in the world, right behind the United Kingdom and ahead of France. Its capital is Sacramento, a seaport city located inland on the Sacramento River that was the main provisioning site for forty-niners en route to the gold fields in the Sierra foothills during the Gold Rush. It is a seaport, but it is in the Central Valley, a vast, flat, fecund agricultural basin that is the source of a large percentage of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables that feed the nation.

See California National Forests for a complete list.
Tourist Attractions at:
VisitCalifornia.com from Calif. Travel & Tourism
Tourism & Recreation from State of Calif.
TripAdvisor.coms (Attractions by City)

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North Central California
South Central California
S.F. Bay Area
Marin Sonoma Napa Solano Counties
I-80 Sierra Nevada

Other Information:
Geology
Weather
People
N. California Precipitation
Flooding
Sacramento River Basin
  Feather River
PBS - New Perspectives on THE WEST, by Stephen Ives and Ken Burns
Redwoods
Disasters:
  Earthquakes:
  North Central Faults
  Fires
Oroville Dam damage 2017
California Motorcycle Roads
Clouds


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Driving Times
History ( History of Transportation & Communications)
High Speed Rail
Sacramento Valley Farming
Water

Counties
North Central Califronia Counties Map
North Central California
  Bay Area
  Marin Sonoma Napa Solano Counties
  I-80 Sacramento to Reno
  Sierra Nevada
    Central Calif. Sierra Nevada Map
    Tahoe - Donner Area
      Tahoe
        Homewood
      Donner Summit
Northern Calif
  Mount Shasta
  South Central Calif.
    Southern Sierra Nevada   Sonora
  Roseville
  Antelope
  Davis
  Winters
  Marin Sonoma Napa Solano Counties   Marin - (California Alpine Club)
  Napa
  Saint Helena
  San Diego
  Richmond

San Diego



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last updated 9 Jun 2009