Largest Population Cities in California

The largest cities in California by population includes some of the most famous and beautiful cities in the world.

These are the ten largest population cities in California. The economy of California is largest in the United States and 8th largest in the world and the state is home to some of the greatest cities in the world full of great tourist attractions and first class hotels and restaurants. From top to bottom almost all the largest population cities in California are well known and famous around the world.

1) Los Angeles - 3.8 million

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Los Angeles is the 2nd largest population city in the United States and largest population city in California. LA is one of the most famous and visited cities in the world with great attractions like Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Bowl and Hollywood Boulevard and the Kodak Theatre where the Academy Awards are held every year. Los Angeles or the City of Angels is the heart of Southern California and is full of great hotels and restaurants.

2) San Diego - 1.3 million

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With a population of 1.3 million people San Diego is the 2nd largest city in California and 8th largest city in the country. San Diego is another popular tourist city known for its great weather, the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld San Diego, Balboa Park, San Diego Harbor and Naval Base and Cabrillo National Monument. Another great American city full of beautiful hotels and fine restaurants.

3) San Jose - 965,000

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Do you know the way to San Jose? Located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay San Jose is the 10th largest city in the USA and actually has a larger population than San Francisco. San Jose bills itself as the capital of Silicon Valley and is known for its great sunny dry weather and all the colleges and universities located in the area like Stanford and the University of California Berkeley.

4) San Francisco - 815,000

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With 815,000 residents San Francisco is the 12th largest city in the United States and one of the most famous and visited cities in the world. San Francisco boasts great tourist attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Lombard Street which is the most crooked street in the world, Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, Telegraph Hill, Golden Gate Park which is full of great museums, beautiful Victorian houses and of course the cable cars as well as first class hotels and restaurants.

5) Fresno - 480,000

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Located in central California Fresno is the 36th largest city in the country and is known for its mild Mediterranean like climate.

6) Sacramento - 467,000

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Sacramento is the capital city of the Golden State and 37th largest city in America.

7) Long Beach - 463,000

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Long Beach is located right along the Pacific Ocean about 20 miles south of Los Angeles and in addition to being the 38th largest city in the country Long Beach is also the 2nd busiest seaport in the United States and home to the RMS Queen Mary cruise ship which is a big tourist attraction.

8) Oakland - 409,000

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Oakland is located on San Francisco Bay across from San Francisco and is the 44th largest city in America and home to three professional sports teams the Oakland Raiders, Oakland A's and Golden State Warriors.

9) Santa Ana - 340,000

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Santa Ana is the largest city in Orange County, California and 55th largest city in the USA and is known for the famous Santa Ana winds which so greatly impact weather patterns when they blow.

10) Anaheim - 338,000

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Anaheim is also located in Orange County and is famous as the home of Disneyland and its various theme parks and hotels. Anaheim has a population of 338,000 which makes it the 56th largest city in the United States and 10th largest in California.

For more see 21 Beautiful Famous Castles in Califonria

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Beautiful National Parks and Monuments in Northern Califonria

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Posted on Aug 14, 2010