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California Base and Elevation Maps

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California map This California base map highlights the location of the state capitol, Sacramento, and other major cities throughout the state. Portions of California's border states, Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona are included to show the relationship between California and its neighbors. California's entire western coast is bordered by the North Pacific Ocean. A small inset shows California among the other 47 Continental United States.
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This elevation map of California illustrates the number of feet or meters the state rises above sea level. The large green area that runs north to south in the center of the state is called the "Central Valley" or "Great Valley".

The lowest point in California is located in the Mojave Desert, in Death Valley, in Inyo County. At 282 feet below sea level, it is the lowest point in the United States.

To the east of the Central Valley is the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Mount Whitney is located in the Sierra Nevadas, in Inyo and Tulare Counties. It sits on the western edge of Sequoia National Park, about 90 miles southeast of Fresno. Its peak is the highest point in California and the highest point in the 48 Continental States.

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State elevations: State elevations listed by mean elevation, state high point and state low point.

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