I have visited 24 Counties = 41.4% of Counties in California
Quick facts about California
Location: See map on the right side of the page.
Size(1): 155,959 square miles. California is the 3rd largest state. The next larger state is Texas and the next smaller state is Montana.
Population(2): 36,132,147 people. California has the largest population of any state. The next less populous state is Texas.
Population Density: 231.68 people per square mile. California is the 11th most densely populated state. The next more densely populated state is Pennsylvania and the next less densely populated state is Illinois.
Bordering States: California shares a border with 3 states: Arizona, Nevada and Oregon.
Admission to the Union: September 9, 1850. California was the 31st state admitted to the Union, after Wisconsin and before Minnesota.
San Bernardino County is the largest in the contiguous states, sometimes called the "Lower 48." It measures an amazing 20,105 square miles, which makes this county larger than the states of Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maryland!
Counties in California
Below are the 58 counties in California. Although infrequent, counties sometimes do change so please let me know if any of this information is out of date and I will update it. Those counties that I have visited are in bold. If I have a photograph or other item associated with a county somewhere else on my website, there will also be a link.
Alpine: Smallest county population in California (1,208 people in 2000 Census).