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California
Native languages as of 2007 * English 57.4% * Spanish 28.5% * Chinese 2.8% * Tagalog 2.2% DEMONYM Californian CAPITAL Sacramento LARGEST CITY Los Angeles
Los Angeles
LARGEST METRO Greater Los Angeles
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List Of U.S. States By Elevation
The ELEVATION of a geographic location is its height above or below a fixed reference point, most commonly a reference geoid , a mathematical model of the Earth\'s sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface (see Geodetic system, vertical datum ). Elevation, or GEOMETRIC HEIGHT, is mainly used when referring to points on the Earth's surface, while altitude or geopotential height is used for points above the surface, such as an aircraft in flight or a spacecraft in orbit, and depth is used for points below the surface. Elevation
Elevation
is not to be confused with the distance from the center of the Earth; due to equatorial bulge , the summits of Mt. Everest and Chimborazo have, respectively, the largest elevation and the largest geocentric distance
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Legislature
A LEGISLATURE is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city . Legislatures form important parts of most governments ; in the separation of powers model, they are often contrasted with the executive and judicial branches of government. Laws enacted by legislatures are known as legislation . Legislatures observe and steer governing actions and usually have exclusive authority to amend the budget or budgets involved in the process. The members of a legislature are called legislators . In a democracy , legislators are most commonly popularly elected , although indirect election and appointment by the executive are also used, particularly for bicameral legislatures featuring an upper chamber
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Tagalog Language
TAGALOG (/təˈɡɑːlɒɡ/ ; Tagalog pronunciation: ) is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a quarter of the population of the Philippines
Philippines
and as a second language by the majority. Its standardized form, officially named Filipino , is officially the national language of the Philippines
Philippines
, along with English . It is related to other Philippine languages , such as the Bikol languages , Ilocano , the Visayan languages
Visayan languages
, Kapampangan and Pangasinan , and more distantly to other Austronesian languages, such as the Formosan languages
Formosan languages
of Taiwan
Taiwan
, Malay (Malaysian one in the ancient, then-current Baybayin script and the other in an early Spanish attempt at a Latin orthography for the language. The Tagalog Baybayin script
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Lower House
A LOWER HOUSE is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature , the other chamber being the upper house . Inside the Australian House of Representatives Despite its official position "below" the upper house, in many legislatures worldwide, the lower house has come to wield more power. A legislature composed of only one house is described as unicameral
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List Of U.S. States And Territories By Area
A TERRITORY is an administrative division , usually an area that is under the jurisdiction of a state . In most countries , a territory is an organized division of an area that is controlled by a country but is not formally developed into, or incorporated into, a political unit of the country that is of equal status to other political units that may often be referred to by words such as "provinces" or "states". In international politics , a territory is usually a non-sovereign geographic area which has come under the authority of another government; which has not been granted the powers of self-government normally devolved to secondary territorial divisions; or both
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Upper House
An UPPER HOUSE, sometimes called a Senate
Senate
, is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature (or one of three chambers of a tricameral legislature ), the other chamber being the lower house . The house formally designated as the upper house is usually smaller, and often has more restricted power, than the lower house. Examples of upper houses in countries include the UK's House of Lords , Canada's Senate , India's Rajya Sabha , Russia's Federation Council , Ireland's Seanad , Germany's Bundesrat and the United States
United States
Senate
Senate

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Spanish Language
(see many more ) REGULATED BY Association of Spanish Language Academies
Association of Spanish Language Academies
( Real Academia Española and 22 other national Spanish language academies) LANGUAGE CODES ISO 639-1 es ISO 639-2 spa ISO 639-3 spa GLOTTOLOG stan1288 LINGUASPHERE 51-AAA-b Spanish language
Spanish language
in the world SPANISH (/ˈspænᵻʃ/ ( listen ); español (help ·info )), also called CASTILIAN (/kæˈstɪliən/ ( listen ), castellano (help ·info )), is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain
Spain
and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers around the world. It is usually considered the world\'s second-most spoken native language , after Mandarin Chinese
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Chinese Language
LEGEND: Countries identified Chinese as a primary, administrative, or native language Countries with more than 5,000,000 Chinese speakers Countries with more than 1,000,000 Chinese speakers Countries with more than 500,000 Chinese speakers Countries with more than 100,000 Chinese speakers Major Chinese-speaking settlements THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS IPA PHONETIC SYMBOLS. Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters
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Daylight Saving Time
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME (abbreviated DST), also sometimes erroneously referred to as DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME, is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. Typically, regions that use daylight saving time adjust clocks forward one hour close to the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn to standard time. American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
proposed a form of daylight time in 1784. He wrote an essay "An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light" to the editor of The Journal of Paris , suggesting, somewhat jokingly, that Parisians could economize candle usage by getting people out of bed earlier in the morning, making use of the natural morning light instead. New Zealander George Hudson proposed the idea of daylight saving in 1895
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UTC−8
UTC−08:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of −08. This time is used in: CONTENTS* 1 As standard time (Northern Hemisphere winter) * 1.1 North America * 2 As daylight saving time (Northern Hemisphere summer) * 2.1 North America * 3 As standard time (all year round) * 3.1 North America * 3.2 Oceania AS STANDARD TIME (NORTHERN HEMISPHERE WINTER)Principal cities: Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, Vancouver
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Pacific Time Zone
The PACIFIC TIME ZONE observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time
Coordinated Universal Time
( UTC−8
UTC−8
). During daylight saving time , its time offset is UTC−7
UTC−7
and is thus based on the mean solar time of the 105th meridian west of the Greenwich Observatory . In the United States and Canada, this time zone is generically called the PACIFIC TIME ZONE (PT). Specifically, it uses PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (PST) when observing standard time (late autumn to early spring), and PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME (PDT) when observing daylight saving time (early spring to late autumn). Most of Canada uses daylight saving time . In Mexico
Mexico
, the UTC−8
UTC−8
time zone is known as the NORTHWEST TIME ZONE, which is synchronized with the U.S. PDT daylight saving schedule
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Pacific Standard Time
The PACIFIC TIME ZONE observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time
Coordinated Universal Time
( UTC−8
UTC−8
). During daylight saving time , its time offset is UTC−7
UTC−7
and is thus based on the mean solar time of the 105th meridian west of the Greenwich Observatory . In the United States and Canada, this time zone is generically called the PACIFIC TIME ZONE (PT). Specifically, it uses PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (PST) when observing standard time (late autumn to early spring), and PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME (PDT) when observing daylight saving time (early spring to late autumn). Most of Canada uses daylight saving time . In Mexico
Mexico
, the UTC−8
UTC−8
time zone is known as the NORTHWEST TIME ZONE, which is synchronized with the U.S. PDT daylight saving schedule
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List Of Time Offsets By U.S. State
This is a LIST OF THE TIME OFFSETS BY U.S. STATES . For more about the time zones of the U.S. see time in the United States . Most states are entirely contained within one time zone. However, some states are in two time zones, due to geographical, socio-political or economic reasons. CONTENTS * 1 States, territories, etc
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Demonym
A DEMONYM (/ˈdɛmənɪm/ ; δῆμος dẽmos "people, tribe", ὄνομα ónoma "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place. It is a neologism (i.e., a recently minted term); previously GENTILIC was recorded in English dictionaries, e.g., the Oxford English Dictionary and Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary. Examples of demonyms include a Pakistani for a person from Pakistan
Pakistan
, Swahili for a person of the Swahili coast , the colloquial Kiwi for a person from New Zealand