Flag of California

The California flag is a white flag with a red horizontal band at the bottom. In the white field are a red star and a californian grizzly bear looking to the hoisting side on a piece of land above the name of the state. The colors of the flag are red, white, green and brown. The size of the California flag is 2:3. The flag of California was adopted in 1911. The first use of the current design was in 1911. The last change to the current design of the California flag was in 1911.

Flag of California

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Flag proportion

Ratio 2:3


  • First flag usage: 1911
  • Adoption current flag: 1911
  • Last change flag: 1911

Flag colors


About California


37 253 956


163 695 sq mi
423 967 km2

Population density

228 sq mi
88 km2

Country information

Country: California
Continent: North America
Official languages: English, Spanish
Capital: Sacramento
Government: divided into executive, judicial and legislative branches
Border length: 0 miles / 0 km
Neighbouring countries
Oregon: 0 miles 0 km
Nevada: 0 miles 0 km
Arizona: 0 miles 0 km
Mexico: 0 miles 0 km

The California flag is the flag of the state of California. California is located on the continent of North America. California has 4 neighbors. California has the following neighboring states: Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and Mexico.

37,253,956 people live in California, a state with an area of 423,967 km² (4.7% water). The population density in California is 88 inhabitants per km². The official language in California is English. The capital of California is Sacramento. California is divided into executive, judicial and legislative departments.

The currency in California is the U.S. dollar (USD). UTC (default time) in California is UTC-08:00 and UTC-07:00 in summer.




US dollar (USD)


CET: UTC-08:00
CEST: UTC-07:00


Internet TLD: US
Three-letter country code: USA
Three-digit country code: 840
Calling code: 1