California factsCalifornia is the only state that has hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Los Angeles hosted Summer Olympics twice (1932 and 1984) and Squaw Valley near Lake Tahoe hosted Winter Olympics in 1960. Summer Olympic Games in 2028 are scheduled to be held in Los Angeles, California. Successful hosting of 2028 Summer Olympics would make Los Angeles the second city in the world (after London, UK) to host Summer Olympics three times.
A-Z Quick facts about California Abbreviation CA Area 163,696 mile2 (rank: 3) Capital Sacramento Coastline 840 miles Governor Gavin Newsom (D) Highest point Mount Whitney 14,505 ft (4,421 m) International border 140 miles Largest city Los Angeles (LA) Life expectancy 80.9 years (rank: 2) Lowest elevation Badwater Basin (-279 ft.) Mean elevation 2,900 ft. (884 m) Median age 36.2 years (rank: 7) Median household income $71,805 (rank: 9) Motto Eureka Nickname The Golden State Population (2020 est.) 40 million (rank: 1) Population density 254 per mile2 (rank: 11) Statehood September 9, 1850 (31st state) Time now