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The capital of California is Sacramento.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for California: CA
For a short while in 1963, the U.S. Postal Office recommended "CALIF" as the abbreviation for California. Toward the end of 1963, the Post Office made the currently used "CA" the official abbreviation.
Typical abbreviations for California: Cal., Calif.
The pronunciation of California:
When the people of California refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of California is in the Pacific Time (PST/PDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nickname for California: "The Gold State"
State Motto: "Eureka" (I have found it)
State Bird: California Valley Quail (lophortyx californica)
State Tree: California Redwood (sequoia sempervirens)
State Flower: Golden Poppy (eschscholtzia californica)
State Song: "I Love You, California"
Statehood: California became the 31st state on Sep 9, 1850.
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