10 Facts About Northern California


Northern California is a geographic and cultural region that generally comprises the northern portion of the U S state of California.

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Northern California contains redwood forests, along with most of the Sierra Nevada, including Yosemite Valley and part of Lake Tahoe, Mount Shasta, and most of the Central Valley, one of the world's most productive agricultural regions.

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Popularly, though, "Northern California" usually refers to the state's northernmost 48 counties.

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Northern California was used for the name of a proposed new state on the 2018 California ballot created by splitting the existing state into three parts.

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Since the events of the California Gold Rush, Northern California has been a leader on the world's economic, scientific, and cultural stages.

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In 1579, northern California was visited by the English explorer Sir Francis Drake who landed north of today's San Francisco and claimed the area for England.

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Northern California's economy is noted for being the de facto world leader in high-tech industry, as well as being known for clean power, biomedical, government, and finance.

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Northern California has warm or mild to cold climate, in which the Sierra gets snow in the late fall through winter and occasionally into spring.

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Since the 2000 U S Census, Northern California has grown at a faster rate than Southern California due to the strong economic performances of the Bay Area and Sacramento.

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Northern California is home to three of the state's four extended metropolitan areas, which are home to over three-fourths of the region's population as of the 2010 United States Census:.

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