State in the western United States

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.5 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area, and is also the world's thirty-fourth most populous subnational entity. California is also the most populated subnational entity in North America, and has its state capital in Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

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The governor has rolled back reopening plans across the state as virus cases soar.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 hours ago

The star went missing on Thursday after going boating with her young son at a lake in California.
Credit: BBC News - Published 13 hours ago

Divers and teams using sonar equipment resume the search for actress Naya Rivera in California.
Credit: BBC News - Published 14 hours ago

The Glee star went missing on Wednesday after hiring a boat with her four-year-old son in California.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

A search is under way after the actress's four-year-old is found alone in a boat on a California lake.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

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