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California (Englisch)

California
I’d like to inform you about the dreamland California situated in the south west of theUSA. this “Golden State” -how California is also called has got about 35 millioninhabitants and with its 411047 km² it’s the third largest state of the USA.
Let’s start with the wonderful national parks it has got. I’m not gonna tell you muchabout them, only about the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. They’re reallyfamous for the largest and oldest trees on earth standing there. Well, the biggest oneyou can see there is the 3.000-year-old General Sherman tree. It’s 84m tall. the treesgrowing there are devided into two groups: the ones which are called Redwoods, theothers are the Mammoth trees.When talking about natural beauty you should not forget Death Valley. The 230 kmlong desert at the border between California and Nevada is 86m below sea level andthe hottest place on earth in summer, when temperatures can reach 54°C! But despiteof this heat about 900 different plats grow and 200 people live there.Everyone has surely heard about Silicon Valley. Most of the software developers ofCalifornia work there. it’s a very unobtrasive valley near San Francisco, but I readamong the 2 million people who live there, there are 250 millionaires. And every daythe number rises.Now to another story of money. In the year 1848 there was the discovery of gold inBodie, Californias’s largest ghost town. That brought hundreds of thousands ofpeople to California. Bodie was a busy gold-mining town of 8.000 people. But afterno more gold was found, everybody left. 170 of the old buildings are still standingthere.Gold was also discovered in Sacramento. It isn’t as big as San Francisco for examplebut it’s California’s capital city and very famous for the 2,7km long Golden GateBridge.Now I’ll tell you sth. about Los Angeles. the metropolis L.A. is California’s biggesttown, it’s even bigger than Ireland! 16 million people from 140 different countries areli...

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