California is without doubt one of the most-often-heard-of states in America. California is located in the southwest of the continent; the unique location brings warmth and sunshine to southern California even in the winter. California is the third biggest state in the United States, and its population is the highest in the nation.
The main economic activity in California is agriculture, however, the entertainment and high technology industries are even better known. Hollywood, the dreamland of every film maker, is inside the “Angel City” of the state: Los Angeles; Google, Apple, Facebook, Yahoo etc., all these leading companies in the high-tech industry are based in Silicon Valley in northern California.
California is not only famous for its modern cities but also known for its breathtaking natural landscape. There are nine national parks within the state, including Yosemite National Park, where people can enjoy magnificent view of terrain formed by granite and glacier; you can also experience deserts and volcanos in Death Valley National Park.
There are many world famous higher education institutions located in this golden state: University of California, California Institute of Technology, University of Southern California and Stanford University, to name but a few.