Geography of California

Interesting facts about the geography of California from the California Travel and Tourism Commission
  • With the exception of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Diablo State Park Summit offers a sweeping panorama showing more of the earth's surface than any other peak in the world.

  • California is the third largest state in the nation covering 158,693 square miles.

  • California has a coastline more than 1,264 miles long.

  • At 14,495 feet above sea level, Mt. Whitney, in Sequoia National Park, is the highest point in the contiguous U.S.

  • At 280 feet below sea level, Badwater, in Death Valley National Park, is the lowest point in the western hemisphere.

  • California State Parks cover more than one million acres; more than the 48 state park systems combined, with the exception of Alaska.

  • Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in the U.S., with more than 600,000 acres.

  • Death Valley is the largest national park in the contiguous U.S. with over 3.3 million acres.

  • The elevation change from Badwater Basin to Telescope Peak is 11,300 feet in 15 miles, which is the greatest elevation change in the shortest distance in California.

  • The South Fork Ridge in Northern California is the longest ridge in the world (63 miles long).

  • Santa Monica boasts the longest stretch of beach on the Pacific Coast (3 miles).

  • San Bernardino County is the largest county in the U.S. (12,876,032 acres).

  • The average width of the Golden State is 150-200 miles.

  • California boasts 4.1 million acres of National Parks.

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