5 Interesting Facts about California

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California is the most populous state in the entire U.S. 1 in every 8 United States residents live in California, and it’s no question why. Filled with 9 national parks, DisneyLand, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Coachella, the Golden State has plenty of sites to see. It’s known by many names such as The Land of Milk and Honey, The El Dorado State, The Golden State, and The Grape State. Many may also be surprised to find out that there are more turkeys raised in California than in any other state in the United States. 

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Avocado Capital of the World

“The Friendly Village” of Fallbrook is very well known for their avocado groves and claims. Although avocados are native to Mexico, Fallbrook still claims the unofficial title of the Avocado Capital of the World. The Avocado Festival is held in the downtown strip annually and frequently draws large crowds. Avocado based contests entertain guests such as the Little Miss & Little Mister Avocado pageant, the best dressed avocado contest, and the Avo 500 Race.

Wine Country

You have probably heard of Napa Valley, the famous Californian wine region. But, there are plenty of other Californian vineyards to see and explore in California as Napa Valley only produces about 4% of the total amount of wine. In total, there are 480,000 acres of vineyards, and the Golden State produces about 90% of all American wine production. No matter where you venture in the great state of California, you’re sure to find good wine.

Death Valley

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The hottest and driest place in America is known as Death Valley. The highest air temperature was recorded on July 10, 1913, at Furnace Creek with a temperature of 134°F! With an average rainfall of less than 2 inches a year, Death Valley is the driest place in North America. Most deserts around the world receive more rainfall than Death Valley.