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Flag of California

Name: The Bear Flag
Use: Civil and state flag, state ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: February 3, 1911; 108 years ago
Design: Based on flag flown during the Bear Flag Revolt. Contains a single red star, a red stripe along the bottom, and a California grizzly bear.
The Bear Flag is the official flag of the U.S. state of California. The precursor of the flag was first flown during the 1846 Bear Flag Revolt and was also known as the Bear Flag.

State of California
Flag of California State seal of California
Flag Seal
The Golden State
Motto(s): Eureka
State song(s): "I Love You, California"
Map of the United States with California highlighted
Official language English
Spoken languages Language spoken at home
  • English 58.1%
  • Spanish: 28.8%
  • Chinese: 3.0%
  • Filipino: 2.2%
  • Other: 7.9%
Demonym Californian
Capital Sacramento
Largest city Los Angeles
Largest metro Greater Los Angeles
Area Ranked 3rd
• Total 163,696 sq mi
(423,970 km2)
• Width 250 miles (400 km)
• Length 770 miles (1,240 km)
• % water 4.7
• Latitude 32°32′ N to 42° N
• Longitude 114°8′ W to 124°26′ W
Population Ranked 1st
• Total 39,557,045 (2018 est.)
• Density 240/sq mi (92.6/km2)
Ranked 11th
• Median household income $71,805 (2017) (9th)
• Highest point Mount Whitney
14,505 ft (4,421.0 m)
• Mean 2,900 ft (880 m)
• Lowest point Badwater Basin
−279 ft (−85.0 m)
Before statehood Mexican Cession (part)
Admitted to the Union September 9, 1850 (31st)
Governor Gavin Newsom (D)
Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis (D)
Legislature State Legislature
• Upper house State Senate
• Lower house State Assembly
U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D)
Kamala Harris (D)
U.S. House delegation 46 Democrats
7 Republicans (list)
Time zones Pacific Time Zone
• Standard time PST (UTC−8)
• Summer time (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ISO 3166 US-CA
Abbreviations CA, Calif., Cal.
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Categories: Symbols of California,United States state flags,Flags of California,1911 establishments in California,Flags introduced in 1911,California,States and territories established in 1850,States of the United States,States of the West Coast of the United States,1850 establishments in California

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