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(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?

Baja California

(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?

Alta California

(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?

Coast Ranges

(Encyclopedia) Coast Ranges, series of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America, extending from SE Alaska to Baja California; from 2,000 to 20,000 ft (610?6,100 m) high. The ranges?

Gold Coast

(Encyclopedia) Gold Coast, city (2016 pop. 555,721), Queensland, E Australia, on the Pacific Ocean. The city, a major resort, stretches for many miles along the coast and extends into New South Wales?

Mosquito Coast

(Encyclopedia) Mosquito Coast or Mosquitiam?sk?t??, m?sk?t?, region, east coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. The name is derived from the Miskito, the indigenous inhabitants and remnants of the?

California, Gulf of

(Encyclopedia) California, Gulf of, or Sea of Corts, arm of the Pacific Ocean, c.700 mi (1,130 km) long and 50 to 130 mi (80?209 km) wide, NW Mexico; separates Baja California from the Mexican?

South Portland

(Encyclopedia) South Portland, port city (1990 pop. 23,163), Cumberland co., SW Maine, on the Fore River and Casco Bay, part of the Portland metropolitan area; separated from Falmouth (now Portland)?

South Holland

(Encyclopedia) South Holland, Dutch Zuidholland, province (1994 pop. 3,313,200), c.1,085 sq mi (2,810 sq km), W Netherlands, bounded by the North Sea in the west. The Hague is the capital; other?


(Encyclopedia) coast, land bordering an ocean or other large body of water. The line of contact between the land and water surfaces is called the shoreline. It fluctuates with the waves and tides.?