California Base and Elevation Maps
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||This California base map highlights the location of the state capitol,
other major cities throughout the state. Portions of California's border states,
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.
|California base map, Courtesy of Maps.com.
California elevation map, Courtesy of Maps.com.
|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.
is located in the Sierra Nevadas, in Inyo and Tulare Counties.
It sits on the western edge
Sequoia National Park, about 90 miles southeast of
Its peak is the highest point in California and the highest point in the 48 Continental States.
[ Topographic map
| Arial photograph ]
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