Updated at 2023-05-31
The brooch in the picture features the California State Legislature Seal with the words "Legislatorum est Justas Leges Condere," meaning "It is the duty of legislators to pass just laws." The seal contains poppies, a bear, a gavel, a column, a palm tree, fronds of Hunter, mountains and clouds, illustrating California's beautiful natural environment and agriculture as the backbone of its economy.
Area: 423,970 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 39 million
Main industries/features: California is the third-largest state in the United States by land area and the most populous state in the United States with a GDP of 2.67 trillion U.S. dollars, the highest among all states. If California were an independent country, it would be the fifth-largest economy globally. Los Angeles County, California, is the most populous county in the United States, and San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States by area.