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ALL California Cities

There are 482 cities in California - excluding census designated places. How many can you name?
Quiz by YoungSinema
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Last updated: November 22, 2017
First submittedFebruary 7, 2014
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City / Town
A
Adelanto
A
Agoura Hills
A
Alameda
A
Albany
A
Alhambra
A
Aliso Viejo
A
Alturas
A
Amador City
A
American Canyon
A
Anaheim
A
Anderson
A
Angels Camp
A
Antioch
A
Apple Valley
A
Arcadia
A
Arcata
A
Arroyo Grande
A
Artesia
A
Arvin
A
Atascadero
A
Atherton
A
Atwater
A
Auburn
A
Avalon
A
Avenal
A
Azusa
B
Bakersfield
B
Baldwin Park
B
Banning
B
Barstow
B
Beaumont
B
Bell
B
Bell Gardens
B
Bellflower
B
Belmont
B
Belvedere
B
Benicia
B
Berkeley
B
Beverly Hills
B
Big Bear Lake
B
Biggs
B
Bishop
B
Blue Lake
B
Blythe
B
Bradbury
B
Brawley
B
Brea
B
Brentwood
B
Brisbane
B
Buellton
B
Buena Park
B
Burbank
B
Burlingame
C
Calabasas
C
Calexico
C
California City
C
Calimesa
C
Calipatria
C
Calistoga
C
Camarillo
C
Campbell
C
Canyon Lake
C
Capitola
C
Carlsbad
C
Carmel-by-the-Sea
C
Carpinteria
C
Carson
C
Cathedral City
C
Ceres
C
Cerritos
C
Chico
C
Chino
C
Chino Hills
C
Chowchilla
C
Chula Vista
C
Citrus Heights
C
Claremont
C
Clayton
C
Clearlake
C
Cloverdale
C
Clovis
C
Coachella
C
Coalinga
C
Colfax
C
Colma
C
Colton
C
Colusa
C
Commerce
C
Compton
C
Concord
C
Corcoran
C
Corning
C
Corona
C
Coronado
C
Corte Madera
C
Costa Mesa
C
Cotati
C
Covina
C
Crescent City
C
Cudahy
C
Culver City
C
Cupertino
C
Cypress
D
Daly City
D
Dana Point
D
Danville
D
Davis
D
Del Mar
D
Del Rey Oaks
D
Delano
D
Desert Hot Springs
D
Diamond Bar
D
Dinuba
D
Dixon
D
Dorris
D
Dos Palos
D
Downey
D
Duarte
D
Dublin
D
Dunsmuir
E
East Palo Alto
 
City / Town
E
Eastvale
E
El Cajon
E
El Centro
E
El Cerrito
E
El Monte
E
El Segundo
E
Elk Grove
E
Emeryville
E
Encinitas
E
Escalon
E
Escondido
E
Etna
E
Eureka
E
Exeter
F
Fairfax
F
Fairfield
F
Farmersville
F
Ferndale
F
Fillmore
F
Firebaugh
F
Folsom
F
Fontana
F
Fort Bragg
F
Fort Jones
F
Fortuna
F
Foster City
F
Fountain Valley
F
Fowler
F
Fremont
F
Fresno
F
Fullerton
G
Galt
G
Garden Grove
G
Gardena
G
Gilroy
G
Glendale
G
Glendora
G
Goleta
G
Gonzales
G
Grand Terrace
G
Grass Valley
G
Greenfield
G
Gridley
G
Grover Beach
G
Guadalupe
G
Gustine
H
Half Moon Bay
H
Hanford
H
Hawaiian Gardens
H
Hawthorne
H
Hayward
H
Healdsburg
H
Hemet
H
Hercules
H
Hermosa Beach
H
Hesperia
H
Hidden Hills
H
Highland
H
Hillsborough
H
Hollister
H
Holtville
H
Hughson
H
Huntington Beach
H
Huntington Park
H
Huron
I
Imperial
I
Imperial Beach
I
Indian Wells
I
Indio
I
Industry
I
Inglewood
I
Ione
I
Irvine
I
Irwindale
I
Isleton
J
Jackson
J
Jurupa Valley
K
Kerman
K
King City
K
Kingsburg
L
La Cañada Flintridge
L
La Habra
L
La Habra Heights
L
La Mesa
L
La Mirada
L
La Palma
L
La Puente
L
La Quinta
L
La Verne
L
Lafayette
L
Laguna Beach
L
Laguna Hills
L
Laguna Niguel
L
Laguna Woods
L
Lake Elsinore
L
Lake Forest
L
Lakeport
L
Lakewood
L
Lancaster
L
Larkspur
L
Lathrop
L
Lawndale
L
Lemon Grove
L
Lemoore
L
Lincoln
L
Lindsay
L
Live Oak
L
Livermore
L
Livingston
L
Lodi
L
Loma Linda
L
Lomita
L
Lompoc
L
Long Beach
L
Loomis
L
Los Alamitos
L
Los Altos
L
Los Altos Hills
L
Los Angeles
L
Los Banos
L
Los Gatos
 
City / Town
L
Loyalton
L
Lynwood
M
Madera
M
Malibu
M
Mammoth Lakes
M
Manhattan Beach
M
Manteca
M
Maricopa
M
Marina
M
Martinez
M
Marysville
M
Maywood
M
McFarland
M
Mendota
M
Menifee
M
Menlo Park
M
Merced
M
Mill Valley
M
Millbrae
M
Milpitas
M
Mission Viejo
M
Modesto
M
Monrovia
M
Montague
M
Montclair
M
Monte Sereno
M
Montebello
M
Monterey
M
Monterey Park
M
Moorpark
M
Moraga
M
Moreno Valley
M
Morgan Hill
M
Morro Bay
M
Mount Shasta
M
Mountain View
M
Murrieta
N
Napa
N
National City
N
Needles
N
Nevada City
N
Newark
N
Newman
N
Newport Beach
N
Norco
N
Norwalk
N
Novato
O
Oakdale
O
Oakland
O
Oakley
O
Oceanside
O
Ojai
O
Ontario
O
Orange
O
Orange Cove
O
Orinda
O
Orland
O
Oroville
O
Oxnard
P
Pacific Grove
P
Pacifica
P
Palm Desert
P
Palm Springs
P
Palmdale
P
Palo Alto
P
Palos Verdes Estates
P
Paradise
P
Paramount
P
Parlier
P
Pasadena
P
Paso Robles
P
Patterson
P
Perris
P
Petaluma
P
Pico Rivera
P
Piedmont
P
Pinole
P
Pismo Beach
P
Pittsburg
P
Placentia
P
Placerville
P
Pleasant Hill
P
Pleasanton
P
Plymouth
P
Point Arena
P
Pomona
P
Port Hueneme
P
Porterville
P
Portola
P
Portola Valley
P
Poway
R
Rancho Cordova
R
Rancho Cucamonga
R
Rancho Mirage
R
Rancho Palos Verdes
R
Rancho Santa Margarita
R
Red Bluff
R
Redding
R
Redlands
R
Redondo Beach
R
Redwood City
R
Reedley
R
Rialto
R
Richmond
R
Ridgecrest
R
Rio Dell
R
Rio Vista
R
Ripon
R
Riverbank
R
Riverside
R
Rocklin
R
Rohnert Park
R
Rolling Hills
R
Rolling Hills Estates
R
Rosemead
R
Roseville
R
Ross
S
Sacramento
S
Salinas
S
San Anselmo
S
San Bernardino
 
City / Town
S
San Bruno
S
San Carlos
S
San Clemente
S
San Diego
S
San Dimas
S
San Fernando
S
San Francisco
S
San Gabriel
S
San Jacinto
S
San Joaquin
S
San Jose
S
San Juan Bautista
S
San Juan Capistrano
S
San Leandro
S
San Luis Obispo
S
San Marcos
S
San Marino
S
San Mateo
S
San Pablo
S
San Rafael
S
San Ramon
S
Sand City
S
Sanger
S
Santa Ana
S
Santa Barbara
S
Santa Clara
S
Santa Clarita
S
Santa Cruz
S
Santa Fe Springs
S
Santa Maria
S
Santa Monica
S
Santa Paula
S
Santa Rosa
S
Santee
S
Saratoga
S
Sausalito
S
Scotts Valley
S
Seal Beach
S
Seaside
S
Sebastopol
S
Selma
S
Shafter
S
Shasta Lake
S
Sierra Madre
S
Signal Hill
S
Simi Valley
S
Solana Beach
S
Soledad
S
Solvang
S
Sonoma
S
Sonora
S
South El Monte
S
South Gate
S
South Lake Tahoe
S
South Pasadena
S
South San Francisco
S
St. Helena
S
Stanton
S
Stockton
S
Suisun City
S
Sunnyvale
S
Susanville
S
Sutter Creek
T
Taft
T
Tehachapi
T
Tehama
T
Temecula
T
Temple City
T
Thousand Oaks
T
Tiburon
T
Torrance
T
Tracy
T
Trinidad
T
Truckee
T
Tulare
T
Tulelake
T
Turlock
T
Tustin
T
Twentynine Palms
U
Ukiah
U
Union City
U
Upland
V
Vacaville
V
Vallejo
V
Ventura
V
Vernon
V
Victorville
V
Villa Park
V
Visalia
V
Vista
W
Walnut
W
Walnut Creek
W
Wasco
W
Waterford
W
Watsonville
W
Weed
W
West Covina
W
West Hollywood
W
West Sacramento
W
Westlake Village
W
Westminster
W
Westmorland
W
Wheatland
W
Whittier
W
Wildomar
W
Williams
W
Willits
W
Willows
W
Windsor
W
Winters
W
Woodlake
W
Woodland
W
Woodside
Y
Yorba Linda
Y
Yountville
Y
Yreka
Y
Yuba City
Y
Yucaipa
Y
Yucca Valley
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level 74
Feb 27, 2015
Whew, finally got more than 100...weird, my mind goes blank as soon as I start typing!
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level 62
May 26, 2015
If I had the time that the creator of this quiz had, then I might actually want to do it.........maybe tomorrow
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level 25
Aug 9, 2015
I agree .... This quiz needs a longer time limit. My strategy in playing this game is to learn the cities for letter A, then add letter B, etc .... It's impossible to get all of these without learning the cities by alphabet. This is how I learned the capitals and countries of the world. :)
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level 30
Jan 7, 2016
I added more time. Good luck!
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level 74
Nov 22, 2017
I learn these usually by location, it's easier for me to follow the mental map. Of course it also comes useful when e.g. distance is important in quizzes, but then countries starting with A etc are more challenging :)
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level 55
Aug 16, 2015
Adding 5 minutes will make a huge difference. My high is 293. I can probably get between 350 & 375 with 20 minutes instead of 15.
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level 30
Jan 7, 2016
I added more time. Good luck!
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level 55
Jun 4, 2016
It's still at 15 minutes.
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level 30
Aug 2, 2016
Sorry about that. It's extended to 20:45.
+2
level 55
Aug 6, 2016
Thank you YoungSinema!
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level 75
Nov 25, 2017
As of today the average score is 126 of 482, with 5 people with 100%. Somehow that just seems really high for a quiz this long and so many obscure answers. Unless you live in the state and have a deep interest in local geography, I am thinking any score over 40 or 50 would be unusual, at least for causal quiz takers. California is probably one of the most well known states due to TV, movies and books, yet many of these cities are unknown to anyone who does not live in or near them.
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level 71
Nov 25, 2017
I was a little surprised as well. I have lived here my whole life and only got 95. Then again, as soon as I saw the answers I saw at least another 50 that I have lived near and just didn't think of. I also ran into the problem of typing names like Hollywood and since it was considered Los Angeles didn't bother with West Hollywood, which is separate.
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level 66
Dec 27, 2017
Yeah, I am a bit doubtful myself. I lived in California for a dozen years and still only came up with 86 of them. I call BS.
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level 86
Nov 28, 2017
Great Quiz, all found, good job for European, one week brainwork!
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level 65
Dec 3, 2017
CA native. Got just over a quarter of 'em but really had to rack my brain. There are probably 30 more I should have gotten but just couldn't think of them. Great quiz.
+2
level 68
Dec 11, 2017
I sucked on this one... Make a Texas one?
+3
level 58
Jan 2, 2018
I second a Texas one, though that would be insanely long. Is there a limit to possible answers? I would be happy to make it if you want.
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level 68
Jan 17, 2018
Maybe only include cities over a certain population to help narrow it down a tad?
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level 30
Jan 19, 2018
Here is a quiz for you
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level 63
Jan 25, 2018
USA Centric - Texas - Towns - Begins With A
Have them for all of the other letters, too.
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level 58
Jan 17, 2018
I had heard 6 of these, is that bad (I live in Finland)
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level 40
Jan 17, 2018
no
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level 80
Jan 17, 2018
Not bad at all - I doubt I could name 6 cities in Finland.
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level 39
Jan 17, 2018
Coloradan got 107
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level 60
Jan 17, 2018
Congratulations on your first featured quiz!
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level 30
Nov 18, 2018
Thank you!
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level 43
Jan 17, 2018
Fun quiz! Why isn't Idyllwild listed?
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level 30
Nov 18, 2018
It's considered an unincorporated community.
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level 73
Jan 17, 2018
I guess Tahoe City is a misnomer. Went there once, it was nice.
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level 61
Jan 17, 2018
Who forgets Los Angeles???
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level 40
Jan 17, 2018
i aced it and im onwy twee
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level 30
Jan 17, 2018
Half of my answers were for S. It's amazing when there are so many Sans and Santas.
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level 64
Jan 18, 2018
65, I think that´s an okay score for a Dane. Obviously I got Solvang.
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level 40
Jan 18, 2018
boi
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level 77
Jan 18, 2018
How many Californian cities can I name? Off the top of my head apparently 39. Missed Bakersfield, Riverside, Santa Monica, Palm Springs and Malibu... :P Picked up Pinole (ex girlfriend went to high school there), Dixon (used to work at the Denny's there), and San Pablo (ex girlfriend's grandmother lives there). Should have gotten a lot more of these.
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level 67
Jan 18, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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level 65
Jan 18, 2018
This is so comprehensive I even missed a place I lived in. It's just overwhelming. 184 on my first try, but what I need is a map with all city boundaries/locations but no NAMES on it. Then I'd like to see what I could come up with. My memory palace, as it were, is no match for the massive geography of all the places in CA I actually know. Plus the 100+ I don't really know.
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level 65
Jan 19, 2018
Took it again a day later, 272. I guess the key is to keep taking it and eventually you just remember more and more. That's the only way I finally got the continent map quizzes down.
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level 30
Jan 20, 2018
Try the New York version here
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level 22
Mar 13, 2018
i've lived in california for 10 years and i only got 16. wow. i'm going to go rethink my life.
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level 69
Apr 16, 2018
Well I missed some painfully obvious ones like Santa Monica and Malibu, but given San Francisco was one of the last ones I got, it could have been worse. Overall, for someone from the other side of the Pacific, I'm pretty happy with 55.
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level 73
Aug 24, 2018
Got Ione and Sutter Creek, forgot Sacramento............
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level 74
Sep 24, 2018
I'm just not that dedicated to take this one. Some bookworm knows them all though.
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level 59
Jun 29, 2019
Well, based on my math. Of the people who took this quiz only 2,360 people have heard of my city. yay