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Did You Know?Did You Know? - Browsing "geography"

Aptos was originally a "rancheria" (Spanish term for an Indian settlement), and is now an unincorporated village, of indefinite area, ... [Read more]

In the early days of California, the official seat of government was Loreto, in Lower California, and both Alta and ... [Read more]

General Information

State Capital: Sacramento
Date California Admitted as a State: September 9, 1850
State Motto: "Eureka" (Greek for "I ... [Read more]

The geographic center of California lies in Madera County, in the Central Valley.

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Capitola is located 4 mi / 6.4 km E of Santa Cruz at the mouth of Soquel Creek.

Area
1.6 ... [Read more]

Junipero Serra Peak is the highest point in Monterey County, with an elevation of 5,682 ft. It was formerly known ... [Read more]

Mount Bielawski is the highest point in Santa Cruz County with an elevation of 3,231 feet. It is located on ... [Read more]

The summit of the stretch of Highway 17 that passes through the Santa Cruz Mountains is called Patchen Pass. The ... [Read more]

The ten longest mountain ranges in the world:

1. Andes: 4,500 miles
2. Rocky Mountains: 3,000 miles
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Located in the hills of Santa Cruz, the Mystery Spot remains a mysterious attraction for visistors. Discovered in 1939, the ... [Read more]

The New Almaden Quicksilver mines were located in Santa Clara County, a few miles south of San Jose. The New ... [Read more]

* Latitude: 36.59 N
* Longitude: 122.02 W
* Area: 13.3 sq. miles
* Elevation: 20 ... [Read more]

The UCSC Science & Engineering Library's Map Library has aerial photography of Santa Cruz County from 1929 through 2003. These ... [Read more]

The following are sister cities of Santa Cruz, California:

* Alushta, Ukraine
* Jinotepe, Nicaragua
* Puerto ... [Read more]