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California County Map

Outline Map of California Counties

This California county map shows all the county names and their boundaries.

California County Map

California county map

California Counties Map

When California became a state in 1850, it had 27 counties. Now it has 58. San Bernardino County east of Los Angeles is the largest county in the contiguous United States at 20,062 square miles (51,960 km2). San Francisco is both a city and a county, with identical boundaries and just one local government. Most county names have Spanish origins, but a few are based on Native American place names and a few are named for early settlers and explorers.

For a quick overview all the latest data about each county, try California Quick Facts at the US Census website.

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