8 Fun Facts About California

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The state of California is one of the largest in the country, taking up nearly two-thirds of the West Coast of the United States. How much do you know about California? Find out below.


1
1 out of every 8 Americans is from California.

2
California's official state animal is extinct.

3
The five worst cities in the U.S. for air pollution are all in California.

4
California produces 80% of the world's almonds.

5
LSD, one of the most potent, mood-changing chemicals, was legal in California until 1966.

6
California was the first U.S. state that banned Marijuana a century ago.

7
California has built 23 prisons since 1980. In the same period, the University of California system has opened just one new campus.

8
City of Industry, California, has a population of 219 but is home to 80,000 jobs.