(Encyclopedia) California k?l??frny?, most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada and, across the Colorado River, Arizona (E), Mexico (S), and? (Encyclopedia) Lower California: see Baja California. (Encyclopedia) California poppy: see poppy. (Encyclopedia) Alta California lt? k?l??frny?, term used by the Spanish to refer to their possessions along the entire Pacific coast north of the Mexican state of Baja California. California was? (Encyclopedia) Baja California Span.: bh kl?f?rny, state (1990 pop. 1,660,855), 27,628 sq mi (71,576 sq km), NW Mexico, on the Baja California peninsula. Mexicali is the capital. A rapidly? (Encyclopedia) Baja CaliforniaSpan.: bh kl?f?rny or Lower California, peninsula, c.760 mi (1,220 km) long and from 30 to 150 mi (48?241 km) wide, NW Mexico, separating the Gulf of California? (Encyclopedia) California, Lower: see Baja California, peninsula. (Encyclopedia) California Coastal National Monument: see National Parks and Monuments (table). (Encyclopedia) California National Historic Trail: see National Parks and Monuments (table). (Encyclopedia) California State University System, coordinating agency established in 1960 by the merger of individual California state colleges, now consisting of 23 campuses. It constitutes one of?