California State Map
This California State Map depicts the terrain cover and urban placements with well-defined cartography.
It also encompasses the urban layout with placement of all cities and interlinking networks of highways.
The diverseness of landforms covering the deserts of Sonoran and Mojave to the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains is notably represented on the frame. Significant water bodies, Mountain peaks, central valley the redwood empire, Lakes, parks areas can be located effortlessly.
An elaborate legend, index on cities and counties and distance markers based on accurate information and map data, makes this map perfect for general reference.
Details on the Map
The California State Map depicts the physical and political layout of the state with in-depth factual detailing. In planimetric layout the map shows international demarcations, state boundaries with contour line and contrast. The State capital Sacramento along with marking of primary cities, secondary cities and airports are marked in their true location.
The nine National Parks of California along with State Parks and recreational areas are also visible with ease. Dominant mountain features of Sierra Nevada, deserts of Sonoran and Mojave and the exquisite redwood empire along with the fertile central valley depict the variation of topography in the State.
Other physical attributes include, mountain peaks, plateaus, desert, rivers and lakes. Primary and secondary highways are specifically numbered and can be identified in a glance. The map is also furnished with a city town index, County index, distance markers, miniature United States locator showing the placement of California and a digitized flag of the State.
Where is California on the US map?California is the most populous state, located in the Pacific region on the western coast of the United States. Nevada can be seen sharing a border to the east and northeast. Arizona to the southeast, Oregon to the north and Pacific Ocean in the west surrounds the state from the other three sides. The province of Baja California of the State of Mexico marks the international border to the south.
The map depicts the dramatic physical features of the Golden State with preciseness and accuracy. Central Valley stretches from the north- northwest to the South-south east parallel to the pacific coast. The Sierra Nevada is marked in the east and the Coastal ranges bound the area to the west. The Sacramento Valley in the north of the central plains and the San Francisco Bay are other major markings on the map.
Another prominent feature marked along the northern coast is the redwood empire. The desert basin is located in eastern part of the southern California region, encompassing three large deserts. Intricate river systems and lakes are also drawn out on the map with clarity.
National Parks in California StateCalifornia’s unique and spectacular natural terrain embodies nine National Parks more than any other state in the US. Joshua Tree National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Redwood National park are indicated clearly on the map along with other national parks, state parks and recreational areas.
Region Location on California State MapAccording to the USCB the State of California falls under the Pacific Region in Division 9. The other States under the Pacific divisions are Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.
Counties in California StateThe State of California is divided into 58 counties. Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the United States. San Bernardino is the largest county by area.
Time Zone of California StateCalifornia falls under the pacific time zone and observes the Pacific Standard Time (PST) which is 8 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.
Zip Codes in CaliforniaThe Range of Zip codes in California state is from 90001- 96162. Los Angeles County Zip code range 90201-90296. California Zip Code Maps
Major Cities in California
Sacramento, the capital city, can be placed at the confluence of Sacramento and American river. Los Angeles and San Francisco can be placed with ease in southern and northern California respectively. San Diego, San Jose, Long Beach and Oakland are marked in readable fonts along with other primary and secondary cities of the state.
Military areas, state and interstate highways, major roads, recreational areas, points of interest and airports are clearly marked for quick reference. Urban placement is elaborated in a detailed index of Cities and counties. Distance markers help locate the smallest towns and cities in the state. Geographically California is divided into two parts Northern California and Southern California though there is no clear demarcation between the two regions.
California’s northern region holds 48 counties of the state. The most populated cities in this region are San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and state capital Sacramento which can be located on the map with large readable fonts. San Jose is the largest city whereas San Francisco is the most populous city in the northern region of California. Redwood Empire, Yosemite glacier Valley, Central Valley and the mighty Sierra Nevada are also visible with ease in this region.
Major airports, waterways, railroads, freeways and various transit routes can be seen forming an interlinking network around this area. Interstate roads, national highways and state highways are numbered and can be visualized at a glance. Prominent parks in the area include the Kings Canyon-Sequoia National Park and the Death Valley National Park.
The southern region of California encompasses 10 counties. The ten counties include: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties. The largest county in terms of area, in the United States, is San Bernardino. The two major cities of this area are San Diego and Los Angeles and can be placed with ease on the frame.
The region spans from the Pacific islands and coastal plains to the vast desert basin. The coastal region is densely populated with placements of major cities and towns. Mojave desert, The Colorado Desert which is a part of the larger Sonoran desert and The Great Basin desert, the only cold desert of the country can all be placed with clarity in this region. Other notable placements are other towns and cities, National and State parks, airports, freeways and interstate highways and National Highways.
Legend and IndexThe legend lays out details on major airports, national parks, military installation and highways, important roads and other details of the title frame. The map is furnished with detailed index on city /towns and Counties. A distance marker helps locate even the smallest town in the map frame.
Uses of MapThis State Map of California can be resourcefully used to study urban data and physical geography of the state. Meticulous detailing makes this map useful for general reference in educational institutions as well as offices.
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