The state of California is a nation in its own right, occupying an overwhelming large area on American soil and popular culture- constantly shifting to accommodate its various facets, identities and the distinct laid-back Cali culture. California is home to some of the most recognizable cities in history starting from the Hollywood Hills in LA to Silicon Valley in San Francisco, and as a result, this west coast state is an invaluable testament to the country's vast history and overwhelming presence.
The Californian cityscape includes Los Angeles- the cultural source of almost every popular media in existence and the most famous neighbourhood in the world, Hollywood. California is also home to the first-ever Disneyland to be constructed, located in Anaheim. Hippie culture, fast food and beach culture are all global trends that can find their origin in California. As a result, the cross-sectioning of subcultures is the most saturated in this grand state that is both linguistically and physically diverse. California is a technological and educational hub - the state alone is one of the largest economies in the world and is home to the Big 5 companies of every industry owing to its historic affiliation with Silicon Valley.
The most recognizable bridge in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most visible landmarks in the state. Co-existing with the humdrum of Californias cities are its endless national parks. California possesses some of the most diverse terrains and has something for everyone- desserts, rivers and forests. The Yosemite and Redwood National park are two of the most well-known parks in the world and between them, they shelter some of the oldest living organisms including the Redwood trees, some of which are said to be over 4,000 years old.
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