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California is separated in four regions: the temperate coastal region, the Central Valley, the desert, and last but not least the mountain
region, all of these regions had a major role in California map of today.

Origin of name California - You all wonder where the name California come from, well the name "California" came from a romance book that appeared in the year 1510. It was about an island paradise near the Indies where a so called Queen Califia ruled over a country of beautiful black Amazons that had lots of pearls and gold as there treasure. And so it was, the coast of California was an abundant source of pearls.

Los Angeles - Lets start with Los Angeles a county in California and, by far, the most populous county in the United States.The county
seat is the City of Los Angeles, the largest city in the state of California and the Western United States as well as second largest in the
United States.

San Diego - this is one of the twenty-seven original of California counties map, San Diego Country is a county located near the Pacific
Ocean in the far southwest of the state. The county seat is the city of San Diego, a big coastal city located in Southern California region.  
It is the second largest city in California and the number eighth largest in the United States.

El Dorado - Another country that can bee seen on the map of California is El Dorado, or like others call it "The city of gold", "The golden
city", nicknames coming from its gold rush period and its name El Dorado (Spanish for "the golden one") that represents a legend of a
South American tribal chief who covered himself up with pure gold dust and would swim into a lake of pure water originated from the
Californian mountains.

Other countries in California that stand out from the crowd are countries like Contra Costa (Spanish for "opposite coast"), a primarily
suburban county in the San Francisco Bay Area, also another country is San Luis Obispo, a county located along the Pacific Ocean
in the Central Coast, between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz is another country that must not be forgotten
and if you have a boat Santa Barbara is the place to choose!......From the article California at a Glance! Written by Ian Pennington.