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California Overview

(Encyclopedia) California kăl˝ĭfôr´nyə [key], 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), ...

Alta California

(Encyclopedia) Alta California äl´tə kăl˝ĭfôr´nyə [key], term used by the Spanish to refer to their possessions along the entire Pacific coast north of the Mexican state of Baja California. Californ...

Baja California

(Encyclopedia) Baja California Span.: bä´hä kälēfōr´nyä [key], state (1990 pop. 1,660,855), 27,628 sq mi (71,576 sq km), NW Mexico, on the Baja California peninsula. Mexicali is the cap...

Baja California

(Encyclopedia) Baja California Span.: bä´hä kälēfōr´nyä 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 o...

California State University System

(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 the three...