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CALIFORNIA

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CALIFORNIA
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
nickname:
The Golden State
part of the U.S. since 1850
capital:
Sacramento

largest city:
Los Angeles
size:
~425.000km² (3rd place)
population:
~38.3 mio. inhabitants (1st place)
CA is located on the
West Coast
of the USA

Directory
"No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour."
Weird/funny laws
Golden Gate Bridge
constructed from 1933 to 1937
symbol of San Francisco
227m high, 27m wide
San Francisco - Marin County ->total length: 2737m
~12.000 cars cross this bridge daily
costs: 5$ to San Francisco but free to Marin County
high rate of people who commit suicide on impulse
by foot: ~1 hour (it swings!)

Sights
California in general
Sights -> Golden Gate Bridge
-> Alcatraz
-> Hollywood
Weird/funny laws
Why I would like to visit California...
Sources
California in general
Nevada
Mexico
Arizona
Oregon
languages:
English, Spanish
Gouverneur:
Jerry Brown (2011)
highest point:
Mount Whitney
(Sierra Nevada)
lowest point:
Death Valley
(mojave desert)
important rivers, lakes:

Colorado River (southern border),
San Joaquin River, Salton Sea
important economic areas:
-Sillicon Valley (center of IT-industry)
-->Google, Apple,eBay, Yahoo,
-agriculture e.g. oranges, grapes
-Hollywood (headquarter of american
film industry)

Sources
Google Bilder
capitolmuseum.ca.gov
ca.gov
wikipedia.com/wiki/Kalifornien
schreiben10.com
lerntippsammlung.de
www.wisegeek.com
www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states/california
www.lonelyplanet.com
Thanks for your
attention!
I would like to visit California because....
nice weather
"You may only throw a frisbee at the beach in Los Angeles County, CA with the lifeguard’s permission."
"Women may not drive in a house coat."
"Only someone with a hunting license is allowed to set mousetraps."
"Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses."
gorgeous places/sights
amazing people
.
HOLLYWOOD *.*
a great variety of activities
golden poppy
San Francisco
Carson Mansion
Rodeo Drive
Griffith observatory
TCL Chinese theatre
Knott's Berry Farm
National History Museum of L.A.
Universal studio Hollywood
Alcatraz
Hollywood
in San Francisco's bay
was a high-security prison from 1933 to 1963
-> now it's an attraction for tourists
the first lighthouse in the west coast
well-known criminals like Al Capone
~30 escape attempts with 80 persons involved
-> 62 were caught, the others are unknown
(probably drowned in the ocean)
reasons for closing: great dilapidation
because of salt water & high running costs
a district in Los Angeles
population: ~200.000 inhabitants
found in 1903
centre of american film industry
-> biggest film studios: Universal Studios, Warner Bros.
famous Hollywood sign was put up as "Hollywoodland" in 1923 to advertise for sale of lands
sights: Walk of Fame, Hollywood Bowl, TCL Chinese theatre, Hollywood sign,
Warner Bros studio
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